Neale Benjamin,39, of lot 355 Non Pareil East Coast Demerara, today appeared before Magistrate Alisha George at the Sparendaam Magistrate’s Court and was remanded for the indictable offense.

It is alleged that on April 24, at ‘A’ field Sophia ECD, he murdered Devon Xavier.

The matter was adjourned until May 20.

According to reports, 20-year-old Devon Xavier of La Penitence Street, Albouystown, Georgetown paid a visit to his girlfriend in Sophia. While they were talking, her father and cousin, Benjamin approached.

Xavier’s girlfriend then told him that he had to leave because her relatives are not in favour of the relationship.

Her father instructed her to go inside the house, while her cousin grabbed her boyfriend, took out a knife from his waist and dealt him a stab to his right side chest. Xavier collapsed to the ground and the suspect fled the scene.


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