The trial of two men who are accused of murdering Sophia bread vendor Andre Alexander commenced this morning before Justice Navindra Singh and a 12-person jury.
The men accused are Shaquille Grant and Neville Forde. They are jointly charged with the May 5, 2017 murder of 42-year-old Alexander, also known as ‘Bread Man’, which occurred at Sophia, Greater Georgetown.
Upon their arraignment at the High Court in Demerara, the men pleaded not guilty to the charge. Attorneys-at-law Nigel Hughes and Adrian Thompson are appearing for Grant and Forde, respectively.
Prosecutors Teriq Mohamed, Tuanna Hardy, and Abigail Gibbs are appearing for the state.
According to reports, Alexander was selling bread at his stand, a few houses away from his home, when two men on a motorcycle approached him.
One of them requested three loaves of bread with a $5,000 bill. As Alexander turned to make change, the “customer” pulled out a gun and demanded him to hand over cash.
It was reported that Alexander put up a fight and the gunman shot him. The men then made good their escape on the motorcycle.