Labourer remanded for murder of boy, 16


A 45-year-old labourer was on Thursday remanded to prison for the murder of 16-year-old Isaiah Smith, who was stabbed during an altercation.

Lenny Fraser appeared before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Court and was not required to plead to the capital offence.

Particulars of the charge alleged that on April 4, 2022, at Hogg Street and Independence Boulevard, Albouystown, Georgetown, Fraser murdered Smith.

He was remanded to prison until April 28, 2022.

The incident occurred about 14:55hrs and was witnessed by two boys, aged 15 and 16.

The two eyewitnesses had told investigators that they, along with Smith, were sitting on a bench east of Fraser’s Hogg Street house.

Fraser reportedly asked them to move, but when Smith refused. It is alleged that Fraser slapped Smith, which caused an altercation.

It is alleged that Fraser pulled out a knife from the waist of his pants and stabbed the victim to the left upper abdomen.

Smith reportedly ran a short distance before he collapsed.

He was later taken to Georgetown Public Hospital by a taxi driver and a Rural Constable attached to Ruimveldt Police Station; he was pronounced dead by a doctor on duty.

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