Christopher Singh, called ‘Chris,’ and his friend Davindra Bushram, called ‘Bird Brains’ are currently on trial at the High Court for the murder of Javid Mohamed.
The duo allegedly robbed and killed Mohamed following a floodlight cricket match at the Better Hope Community Centre Ground on September 11, 2010. The victim was beaten and stabbed multiple times about his body.
The matter is ongoing before Justice Navindra Singh and a mixed 12-member jury. State Prosecutor, Judith Gildharie-Mursalin is presenting the case. Attorneys- at- Law George Thomas and Raymond Ali are representing the two accused.
At the opening of the trial the prosecutor Gildharie-Mursalin told the court that on the night of the incident, the two accused and the victim were among spectators at a cricket match at the Better Hope Community Centre Ground, East Coast Demerara.
According to the Prosecutor sometime around midnight, the two accused, Christopher Singh and Bushram, along with Mahadeo Mangal and Mangal’s brother-in-law, Jonathan Bacchus, were all on the Public Road.
Singh took a knife from Mangal and told him that he was going to rob somebody.
The Prosecutor said that Singh wrapped the knife in his left forearm with his T-shirt as Mangal and his brother-in-law stood on the road, they saw ‘Bird Brains’ arguing with an East Indian man who was later identified as Mohamed.
According to Mrs. Mursalin, the men saw Mohamed who was standing at the northern side of the road and heard someone shout out “thief.” They observed two little boys robbing him. The boys ran off.
She said that Mohamed had picked up a piece of wood which was lying nearby to defend himself from the thieves, Singh approached him and pulled out the knife from under the wrapped T-shirt and started to stab the man, as Bushram reached for the piece of wood which the victim held and began hitting him with it.
Mursalin said the victim was later picked up from the side of the road and taken to the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC) where he was pronounced dead on arrival. A Post Mortem examination revealed Mohammed’s cause of death to be haemorrhage and shock due to multiple stab wounds.
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