More than a month after an 18-year-old forklift operator was fatally stabbed while attempting to intervene in a fight, Akeem Dazzel, a 25-year-old miner, was on Tuesday slapped with a murder charge and remanded to prison.
Dazzel of Lot 27 Guyhoc, Tucville, Georgetown, was arraigned before Chief Magistrate (ag) Sherdel Isaacs-Marcus in the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts and was not required to plead to the indictable charge.
It is alleged that on August 12, at Leopold Street, Werk-en-Rust, Georgetown, he murdered Noel Fraser.
The prosecution’s case is that on the day in question, Dazzel’s mother contacted him and informed him that some men verbally abused her.
The accused shortly arrived on his motorcycle, drew what appeared to be a firearm from the waist of his pants and rushed into a yard at Leopold Street, Werk-en-Rust.
Upon seeing the weapon, Fraser approached Dazzel in a bid to disarm him, but instead, the accused whipped out a knife from a bag hanging around his neck and stabbed the teenager in the left side of his chest.
After the incident, the miner fled the scene on his motorcycle. Fraser was rushed to Georgetown Public Hospital by relatives, where he died while receiving medical attention.
The accused will make another court appearance on October 16.