A security guard who allegedly stabbed another man to death because he was refused as a drinking buddy of the now dead man and his friends was today charged with murder.

Fifty-five-year-old Phillip Bacchus, known as “Tattoo Nose”, of Mahdia was not allowed to plead to the indictable charge which stated that, between May 9, 2019 and May 10, 2019 at Princeville Village, Mahdia, he murdered Leavern Daniels.

He appeared before Senior Magistrate Leron Daly in the Georgetown Magistrates’ Court.

According to information presented by Prosecutor Sanj Singh, on May 9 at around 23:45hrs, Daniels and some friends were consuming alcohol at a shop when Bacchus approached their table and asked to join them in their drinking. However, he was denied.

Bacchus reportedly became annoyed and threatened to harm Daniels before leaving. Shortly after, Daniels departed and was on his way to a camp when he was attacked and stabbed in the region of his abdomen by Bacchus, the court heard. He was then rushed to the Mahdia Hospital where he was pronounced dead on arrival.

The magistrate, after listening to the facts, remanded Bacchus to prison. The father of five is expected to make his next court appearance on May 16, 2019.


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