A dredge owner became the most recent person to have been charged with the murders of Romeo and Clint De Agrella, whose bullet-riddled bodies were discovered at “Iron Punt” North West District, last March.
Jerome Parkes, 24, called “Delly”, of Grant Gardens, Lower Pomeroon, was not required to plead to the indictable charge of murder, when he appeared before Acting Chief Magistrate, Melissa Robertson, at the Georgetown Magistrates Court, yesterday.
It was alleged that the accused, between March 20 and March 23, at Iron Punt, North West District, murdered Clint and Romeo De Agrella. He was unrepresented in court yesterday.
When asked by the magistrate if he had anything to say, Parkes answered in the negative.
He was remanded to prison and is expected to make another court appearance on August 18. The matter was also transferred to the Mabaruma Magistrate’s Court.
Last Friday, minibus operator Lloyd Roberts of North Ruimveldt Housing, and Tyrone Da Silva of the Pomeroon River, were also charged with the double murders.
Although both men where charged with the murders, they however made separate court appearances and remained expressionless when the charges were being read to them.
It was explained that although the men are charged with the same murders, they were brought separately to the court for security purposes.
Da Silva was brought before the magistrate after Roberts was already remanded. He appeared to be treated more high-profiled than Roberts. He was not placed through the “prisoners chute” but was escorted by police officers up the main stairway leading to the court.
Attorney at law Hukumchand, who made appearances for both defendants, refrained from saying anything. He later said that everything would be divulged at the trial.
The lawyer had also asked for the matters to be heard jointly, but that application was denied.
Sources close to the investigation, had told Kaieteur News that the case broke after a Pomeroon resident indicated that he knew the identity of the killers.
On March 23, the bodies of Romeo De Agrella, 41, and his 20-year-old son, Clint, both of Pomeroon, were found in the Atlantic Ocean near “Iron Punt”.
Clint De Agrella sustained bullet wounds to the head, while his 41-year-old father was shot in the back.
The De Agrella’s were reportedly returning from Venezuela when they were slain.
Police had detained a nephew who found the bullet-riddled boat and also took Mr. De Agrella’s wife into custody. Both were subsequently released.
A wanted bulletin has been issued for ex-cop Sean Belfield, called “Back-up”, whom police say is wanted in connection with the double murders.
Belfield, who is no stranger to police, on December 4, 2002 while still a serving member of the force, was arrested with self-professed “drug kingpin” Shaheed Roger Khan and Haroon Yahya at Good Hope, East Coast Demerara, with sophisticated electronic equipment and arms and ammunition. They were never convicted.
Also in February 2006, Belfield’s four-year-old daughter, Tiffany Belfield, was kidnapped from the Kingston Nursery School. She was however dropped off at her parent’s Lamaha Gardens home a few days after a $5M ransom was reportedly paid.
In June that year, Belfield, ex-policemen Paul Rodrigues and Lloyd Roberts, along with Roger Khan, were held in Suriname.
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