A mechanic who is accused of killing a Triumph man over money was handed a manslaughter charge.

Today, Kester Lewis was hauled before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan in the Georgetown Magistrates’ Court and was not required to plead to the charge.

The charge alleged that on December 29 at D’Urban Street, Lodge, he unlawfully killed 29-year-old David Barclay. Lewis was released on $300,000 bail, and the matter was adjourned to January 25, 2021.

According to information received, Barclay approached Lewis in a bid to have a tyre on his vehicle repaired. While in the process of making payment, an argument ensued between the two over the price.

During the row, Lewis took a knife and slashed a tyre of Barclay. He reportedly told investigators that he then jumped into his vehicle, and while in the process of driving off, the 29-year-old man jumped onto the right side front door and held on to him.

As a result, Lewis said that he lost control of the vehicle and crashed into several parked cars. Barclay, who was left lying motionless on the roadway, was rushed to the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC), where he was pronounced dead on arrival.


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