Rawle McPherson, 45, of Victoria, East Coast Demerara and Mohanie Mohabir, 43, of Corentyne Berbice were this morning charged with the murder of former priest, George Chuck-A-Sang.
The pair was arraigned at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts where Cheif Magistrate Ann McLennan read the indictable charge to them.
The charge states that between December 21 and December 23, 2020, at the St. Sidwell’s Anglican Church, Vlissengen Road, Lodge, Georgetown, they murdered George Chuck-A-Sang.
The pair will make their next court appearance on February 25.
The Police Prosecutor told the court that the pair know the priest and would visit him often. He also said that the police suspect that another person is involved.
According to reports in the media, the 82-year-old retired priest was found dead in his home located in the yard with the church, on December 21.
According to the Police, his daughter, Renata Chuck-A-Sang said that she made contact with her father the Friday before his death and they spoke as per normal. However, when she tried to make contact with him on the day his body was discovered, the attempts were futile. She subsequently went to the home of the now-deceased but was unable to make contact with him.
As a result, she went to the residence of St. Sidwell’s current priest, Monsell Alves, of North-East La Penitence and told him she was unable to contact her father. As such they both went into her father’s home and they discovered the body of the deceased lying motionless on the floor clad only in his underwear on the upper floor of the building.
Several stab wounds were seen about his body and his forehead appeared swollen. Following the discovery, he was escorted to the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation where he was pronounced dead on arrival.
In March of 2017, Chuck-A-Sang was appointed as Chairman of the Commission of Inquiry into Land Ownership.