Weeks after Rural Constable, Tony George was charged with the murder of a teenager, who was in his custody, he today walked out of the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts a free man. This was after the charge against him was withdrawn by the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP).

According to information from court, the DPP cited that George was wrongfully charged.

George, 28, of Soesdyke Highway, was charged last month. He was brought before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan and was not required to plead.

It was that on July 09, 2018, at Soesdyke Public Road, East Bank Demerara, he murdered 15-year-old Ricardo Singh.

Thomas’s lawyer, Dexter Todd had always argued that there was no evidence linking his client to the murder of the teen. As such, the lawyer had contended that the charge was bad in law. In the circumstances, counsel had asked that the murder charge be withdrawn.

The DPP, through Police Prosecutor Richard Harris, instructed Senior Magistrate Fabayo Azore to withdrawn the charge.

According to information, on the day in question, the teen had attended a wedding house celebration with friends and got into an argument with some other youth at the event.

George then arrested the teen and placed him to sit in the police van and proceeded to take him to the station.

It was reported that while on the way to the station, George ordered the driver to stop the vehicle and exited with the teenager.

George then told the driver to go and get back-up, while he kept the teen in custody.

The driver subsequently returned with a party of officers and they saw the teen lying on the ground with several stab wounds to his abdomen.

The teen was then picked up and rushed to the hospital where he was pronounced dead on arrival.

It was also reported that on the night of the stabbing, the Rural Constable was reportedly seen using excessive force on the now dead teen after he resisted arrest.


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