After 5 years on remand, man admits to killing vagrant

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Marlon Garrett, who has spent the last five years on remand, on Wednesday finally confessed to the fatal stabbing of a vagrant at Bourda Market, Georgetown which occurred in 2016.

Garrett, 22, of Albouystown, Georgetown, was arraigned before Justice Sandil Kissoon for the capital offence of murder but he pleaded guilty to the lesser count of manslaughter.

The charge stated that on September 11, 2016, at Robb and Bourda streets, he murdered the unidentified man.

Garrett was represented by attorney-at-law Ravindra Mohabir while the state was represented by Prosecutors Taneisha Saygon, Abigail Gibbs and Mohammed Ail.

The Judge ordered that a probation report is prepared for Garrett and deferred sentencing to June 9, 2022.

According to reports, on the day in question, Garrett and the victim were engaged in a heated row when Garrett pulled out a knife and stabbed the victim in the lower region of his abdomen.

The man was rushed to the Georgetown Public Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Persons at the market identified the man as Omesh Chetram, 34, of Unity, East Coast Demerara, however, this was never confirmed.

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