Two men were late this afternoon remanded to prison after being jointly charged with the murder of popular market vendor, Troy Ramalho.

The men appeared before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan in the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts.

The men, Akeem Morris, 26, of Sandy Bobb Street, Kitty and George Paton, 34, a taxi driver, of Eccles, East Bank Demerara, are accused of murdering Troy Ramalho on August 15, at Robb Street, Bourda, Lacytown, Georgetown. They were not required to plea to the indictable charge.

They were ordered to make their next court appearance on September 2, for reports and disclosure of statements.

According to reports, Ramalho was shot and killed while plying his trade at Bourda Market where he sells cheese and eggs. It was reported that two bandits, one of whom was armed with a gun, pounced upon Ramalho.

It was reported that Police acting on information were able to arrest Paton.

It was while in custody that Paton allegedly admitted to transporting the bandits responsible for killing the market vendor.

Ramalho was known to always be wearing lots of gold chain. He was wearing several pieces of jewellery on the night he was shot and killed.

He was on a bench at his business place, and had just finished selling a customer when the men walked up to him and shot him.

Ramalho fell to the ground in an unconscious state and was rushed to the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC), where he succumbed to his injuries.


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