60-year-old Alan Sim, who is accused of murdering the mother of his child, this morning pleaded not guilty to a murder indictment following the start of his trial before Justice Navindra Singh and a 12 member jury.
The trial is expected to conclude next week at the High Court in Demerara.
Sim, who is being represented by Attorney-at-Law Adrian Thompson, denied the charge, which alleged that on Monday, November 23, 2015, at Georgetown, he murdered Mellisa Skeete, called Lisa, an ambulance dispatcher at the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC).
Based on reports, the two share a child together. On the day in question, Sim showed up at the woman’s workplace in his motorcar and picked her up. Sometime later, Skeete was found lying on the roadway in the vicinity of Carmichael Street, Georgetown bleeding profusely from several stab wounds. She died while receiving treatment at the Georgetown Public Hospital.
It was previously reported that Sim admitted to killing the woman under caution.