first_imgA Charlotte Street resident who allegedly stabbed his co-worker for owing him for “weed” was arraigned on an attempted murder charge when he appeared at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts on Tuesday. The accused, Branson Wiltshire, 39, a pork-knocker, was not required to plead to the charge when it was read to him by Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan.Accused: Branson WiltshirePolice stated that on November 25, 2018, at Oko Backdam, Cuyuni River, Region Seven (Cuyuni-Mazaruni) with intent to commit murder, he wounded Kurt Walcott.The prosecution’s case contended that the accused and the victim had a heated argument over the payment for the cannabis during which the accused became annoyed, picked up a knife and dealt several blows to the victim’s head and abdomen.Police Prosecutor Gordon Mansfield objected to bail on the basis that the victim remained hospitalised. The Chief Magistrate upheld the prosecution’s submission and remanded the accused to prison until December 20, 2018. The matter was transferred to the Bartica Magistrate’s Court.last_img

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