Handyman remanded for grandmother’s murder


A 27-year-old handyman was remanded to prison on Tuesday for allegedly murdering his 88-year-old grandmother and disposing of her body in a pile of garbage across from her Russel Street, Georgetown house.

Yannic Gilpin appeared before  Magistrate Dylon Bess at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Court and was not required to enter a plea. He was remanded to prison until April 11, 2023.

Bovell lived alone in the upper flat of the house which she shared with her Gilpin.

On March 22, her decomposed body was discovered by her niece at around 10:30 a.m. Gilpin had initially told Police that he had taken Bovell to the hospital on March 18, but checks at the hospital revealed that the elderly woman was never there.

Under questioning, Gilpin stated that in an accidental gesture, his foot hit Bovell in the head, causing her to fall on a rug and hit her head again.

He said Bovell became motionless, and in fear, he wrapped her in a bedsheet, carried her down the stairs, and placed her on an old refrigerator.

After checking and noticing no one was around, the suspect said he took Bovell to the lot across the street and placed her among a pile of garbage.

A post-mortem examination confirmed that Bovell died as a result of blunt trauma to the head.

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