‘Unintentional’ – Woman tells court after charged over stabbing at Linden bus park

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Vanessa Emmanuel, 25, of Section B, Block ‘X’, Greater Diamond, East Bank Demerara was remanded to prison on Monday last after being slapped with a manslaughter charge.

During her appearance at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Court, the allegation was read; detailing that on Thursday, July 27, at Cornhill Street, Stabroek, Georgetown, Emmanuel unlawfully killed Zehron Nieuenkirk.

Police Prosecutor Quincy Lacon strongly objected to bail, citing the seriousness of the offense and the fact that the defendant fled the scene without showing any remorse. Video footage and eyewitness statements are in place, the Court heard.

Bail was refused.

Emmanuel and Nieuenkirk are known to each other. On the day in question, at about 21:00hrs, Nieuenkirk was standing on the western side of the pavement of the Parliament Building, at the Linden bus park, talking to a friend when Emmanuel walked by.

The deceased reportedly held unto her and pinched her arm and she walked away.

The deceased then hugged her from behind which resulted in her pulling out a knife from the waist of her pants and stabbing Nieuenkirkonce  in the region of his groin.

The deceased ran to where his minibus was parked and told his conductor that the accused just stabbed him and as such, he was rushed to the Georgetown Public Hospital where he was seen and examined by a doctor and while being treated, he succumbed.

Emmanuel was contacted and told of the allegation and admitted to stabbing the deceased but claimed it was unintentional.

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