Security guard remanded for Laing Avenue murder   


A 23-year-old security guard was on Friday remanded to prison for the murder of Laing Avenue, West Ruimveldt construction worker, Dexter McFarlane.

Oyama Patterson called Shemroy of Hardina Street, Wortmanville, Georgetown, appeared before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Court.

Patterson was not required to plead to the capital offence which read that on November 11, 2022, he murdered McFarlane.

Assistant Superintendent of Police, Neville Jeffers told the court the second accused, who is a juvenile, will be charged in the new week for McFarlane’s murder.

Prosecutor Jeffers told the court that on the day in question Patterson along with another was involved in an altercation with a group of men.

During the altercation, Patterson was allegedly beaten but managed to escape.

However, Patterson along with another man armed themselves with handguns and returned to the location.

According to Jeffers, the duo opened fire at a group of men which included the victim.  The men ran away, but Patterson and his accomplice gave chase behind McFarlane while discharging several rounds in his direction.

The victim was shot and fell to the ground. He was rushed to the Georgetown Public Hospital and died while receiving treatment.

The prosecutor disclosed to the court that Patterson and his teen co-accused were nabbed at No.53 Village, Corentyne, Berbice on Monday.

He added that not only is there CCTV footage pinning Patterson to the crime, but the accused also give a caution statement to the police admitting to the murder.

The Chief Magistrate remanded Patterson to prison until November 29.

Patterson was represented by attorneys-at-law Narissa Leander, Edriana Stephens and Shawn Shewram.

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