Murder accused surrenders after 4 years in hiding, remanded to prison

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Damian Bissoon,  who was on the run from the police for the last four years, was on Wednesday finally charged and remanded to prison for the 2018 murder of 27-year-old Taj Andrew Jarvis.

Dead: Taj Andrew Jarvis

Bissoon, 33, of Shell Road, Kitty, Georgetown appeared before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Court.

He was not required to plead to the capital offence which occurred on March 30, 2018, at Barr and Alexander Streets, Kitty.

Bissoon was represented by attorney-at-law George Thomas and was remanded to prison until May 17.

According to reports, on the night in question, Bissoon allegedly approached the victim and asked him for some money but the victim refused.

It is alleged that Bissoon became annoyed and a confrontation ensued during which he pulled out a sharp weapon and stabbed Jarvis to his left side chest and chin.

Jarvis was rushed by an ambulance to the Georgetown Public Hospital where he was pronounced dead.  Bissoon escaped and the police later issued a wanted bulletin for his arrest.

The News Room understands that Bissoon surrendered on April 25, 2022, in the company of his lawyer.

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