Port Kaituma man remanded for murder
…. victim sought to fight “baddest” man
Ignatius France, 24, appeared before Magistrate Hazel Octive-Hamilton at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Court, yesterday on a charge of murder and was remanded. He was not required to plead.
The court heard that on May 11, at Canal Bank Port Kaituma, France murdered Mark Ashby. It is alleged that on the day of the incident, the accused and his brother were out drinking when they got into an argument.
Both brothers were reportedly intoxicated and during the argument they began to fight. While they fought the now dead Ashby reportedly came up to the brothers, allegedly drunk himself, and ordered the brothers to stop fighting. He reportedly told the brothers that he is the only bad man around the place and challenged the “baddest” of the brothers to a fight.
According to the source, the accused was eventually deemed the “baddest” of the two bothers and he and the deceased began to fight.
The accused however broke loose from the fight, allegedly went to his home and retrieved a cutlass with which he chopped the deceased.
The deceased succumbed at the hospital and the accused was taken to the nearby police station where he reportedly admitted to the offence before telling officers the whole story.