Captured suspect in insurance executive’s murder refused bail
Clive Knight, the man fingered for the murder of insurance executive, Bert Whyte, was yesterday remanded to jail after making an appearance before Chief Magistrate, Priya Sewnarine-Beharry, at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Court.
Prosecutor Denise Griffith related that on May 14th around 19:25 hours, the accused and the deceased who were said to be friends were journeying to David Street, Kitty.
However, they ended up in a misunderstanding and Whyte was stabbed.
To escape his alleged assailant, Whyte took off running but later fell to the ground.
News reports had said that the incident occurred on Main Street in the vicinity of a popular hangout spot and restaurant.
Whyte was taken to a city hospital and was later pronounced dead.
The Preliminary Inquiry into the death of Whyte will commence on October 8 with the Prosecution planning to have 10 witnesses testify.
According to the Prosecutor, the state is all ready to proceed with the matter and is in possession of an alleged confession.
Knight had been on the run after the killing of the 45-year-old Guyana and Trinidad Mutual Life (GTM) Insurance Company Limited employee.
Almost four months after the murder, Knight was captured earlier this week by police ranks after they stopped a minibus at Yarrowkabra, on the Soesdyke/Linden Highway.
The man reportedly gave the police a false name when questioned but was recognized by a police rank as a wanted person and taken into police custody.
In May, days after the murder, Knight reportedly narrowly escaped from police at New Amsterdam, Berbice.
At the time he was forced to abandon his victim’s stolen car.
A police traffic rank was reportedly in the vicinity of Cow Dam, Angoy’s Avenue, New Amsterdam when he observed someone driving a Toyota Sprinter with cardboard number plates.
The traffic rank reportedly attempted to make the driver pull over, but the occupant drove further into Angoy’s Avenue. Kaieteur News understands that the rank was concerned for his safety and exited the crime–ridden area before radioing for a back-up patrol.
Police visited the scene and eventually found the vehicle near the Stanleytown, New Amsterdam foreshore. But Knight, the suspected driver, had already fled.