Two more witnesses took to the stand last week as the Preliminary Inquiry (PI) into the alleged murder of 55-year-old Lindener Leroy Barron continued at the Linden Magistrate’s Court.The matter is being heard before Magistrate Wanda Fortune. Travis Hazel, also called “Fifty” of 24 Silver City, Wismar, Linden, is on trial for the September 15, 2018 murder.He is being represented by Counsel Stanley Moore while Police Prosecutor Vernetté Pindar is representing the State.Several witnesses have since testified since the commencement of the PI on March 26, including the brother of the now deceased man Kevin Barron, former ambulance attendant Fiona Mingo, Police Corporals Tyrone Van Hearsel and Omyanna Layne, and Police Constables Alex Sancharie and Devon Greene in addition to Engineer Rawle Watson and clothes vendor Romain Haynes.The witnesses have all been questioned in relation to their involvement in the incident.It is alleged that on the day in question, while at Co-op Crescent, Mackenzie, Linden, Hazel inflicted injuries upon Barron during an altercation, which resulted in his death. Initial investigations had revealed that there was an argument between Barron, who was known to do odd jobs around the Mackenzie Market, and the defendant, during which the defendant allegedly armed himself with a piece of wood and gave the now deceased man a severe beating before fleeing the scene. The now deceased Barron reportedly received several lashes to the head.He was later taken to the Linden Hospital Complex (LHC) in an unconscious state, and was pronounced dead on arrival.A Post-Mortem Examination later gave the cause of death as brain haemorrhage due to blunt force trauma to the head. The matter will be heard again on May 15, 2019.
The body of an unidentified man was on Friday afternoon discovered at the Abary foreshore, Berbice, Region Six (East Berbice-Corentyne).The discovery was made by persons from the community.The Abary foreshore where the body was foundGuyana Times understands that the man’s hands were bound behind his back and his feet were tied together.There were also marks of violence on the body.Regional Commander, Superintendent Yonette Stephens told this publication that it appears as though the body washed-up from elsewhere. “We wouldn’t know where it came from,” she said.Police have launched an investigation. The body is currently at the Fort Wellington Hospital awaiting identification.