Miner remanded twice by two magistrates on same day
A miner was yesterday remanded twice on two separate court appearances in two different courtrooms at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Court to answer three gun related charges.
He was charged with attempted murder, discharging a loaded firearm and robbery under arms.
Both Magistrate Hazel Octive-Hamilton and the Acting Chief Magistrate Melissa Robertson yesterday remanded Lloyd Samuels, 18, of 119 Bagotville, West Bank Demerara.
He appeared before magistrate Hamilton to answer to the charges of discharging a loaded firearm and robbery under arms. Immediately after, he appeared before the Acting Chief Magistrate to answer the attempted murder charge and was remanded by both magistrates.
It is alleged that on December 1, last, at Arakaka in the North West District he discharged a loaded firearm at Peter Barnes with intent to murder. With respect to discharging a loaded firearm, it is alleged that on the same day in the same area he discharged a loaded firearm at Peter Barnes with intent to maim disfigure or cause grievous bodily harm.
It is further alleged that on the same day, same place, Samuels while being armed with a gun robbed Marie Campbell of $300,000 cash and three pennyweights of raw gold worth $30,000.
The gold belonged to Collie Wesley Wilson. Samuel was not required to plead to any of the indictable charges.
Police prosecutor Stephen Telford objected to bail on the grounds that Barnes is still hospitalized. He requested that Magistrate Robertson transfer the matter to the Matthew’s Ridge Magistrate’s Court. He told the court that Barnes received gunshot wounds to his ribs, chest and shoulder.
Samuels refused to say anything when questioned by the Acting Chief Magistrate.
The magistrate then remanded the accused and also transferred the matter to Matthew’s Ridge where the accused is expected to appear on February 2, 2010.