Man charged with murder of elderly aunt

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A 50-year-old unemployed man, who Police initially said lived with a mental illness, was on Wednesday remanded to prison for the murder of his aunt, Audrey Harris-Hayde, 76.

Harris-Wayde was murdered in her Princes Street, Georgetown home on December 2.

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

Harris, who was unrepresented, was remanded to prison until January 17.

According to the prosecution fact, Harris lived in the lower flat of the victim’s home.

It is alleged that on the day in question, the elderly woman was in her yard doing some work with a hammer. Harris, armed with a knife, rushed into the yard and confronted the woman.

Fearful for her life, the woman attempted to knock Harris with the hammer but missed. Harris became annoyed and stabbed the woman in her neck with the knife, which protruded to the other side.

Harris allegedly made good of his escape, leaving the elderly woman on the ground bleeding. Her body was later discovered by her neighbour.

Harris was later arrested by police and allegedly confessed to the crime.

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