Almost one week after a 21-year old fisherman was charged with gunning down a taxi driver during an argument, another man was today charged for the same offence.
Osafa Grundall, called ‘ Curl Up’, of Robb Street, Lacytown, Georgetown, is accused of murdering Marlon Rodney, a 35-year-old taxi driver who was shot during an argument on Joseph Pollydore Street and Mandela Avenue, Georgetown. Grundall was one of two men said to have been involved in the argument with Rodney.
Grundall was not allowed to plead to the charge which alleged that, sometime during the stated period at Norton Street, Georgetown, he murdered Rodney, called George.
Grundall, who was remanded to prison, was represented by attorney-at-law Mark Waldron in association with attorney-at-law Nigel Hughes.
According to Prosecutor Gordon Mansfield, on the day in question at around 09:45hrs, Rodney, of Lot 71 Norton Street, Lodge, Georgetown, was involved in a heated argument with Grundall and another man, James Fraser, called ‘Dabo’.
Both ‘Dabo’ and ‘Curl Up’ reportedly discharged their weapons at Rodney, who was hit in the left leg.
It was also reported that a passerby, identified as 24-year-old Shaquille Dion of D’Urban Street, Lodge, was also shot during the process.
Rodney and Dion were rushed to the Georgetown Public Hospital where Dion was treated and sent away. Rodney succumbed to his injuries days after being shot.
Last week, 21-year-old Fraser was charged for the same offence after he appeared before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan. Grundall and Fraser will make their next court appearance on May 21, 2019.