Spurned lover charged with Old Year’s night murder

Jermaine Maynard, the man accused of fatally shooting his former lover on Old Year’s night, was yesterday arraigned on a murder charge.

Maynard appeared before Chief Magistrate Priya Sewnarine-Beharry at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts, where he stood accused of murdering Carlisa Matthews at Stabroek Market.

Maynard and Matthews had shared a relationship that she had ended several months prior to her death.

According to Prosecutor Bharat Mangru, Matthews had been standing on the southern side of Stabroek Market about 11:50pm on December 31 when she was reportedly approached by Maynard, who was armed with a handgun. Matthews was subsequently shot in the head by the man, Mangru said, adding that the woman was taken to the Georgetown Public Hospital (GPH), where she was pronounced dead on arrival.

According to reports, Matthews had been standing in front of her mother’s stall at Stabroek Market when Maynard called out to her. Carol Matthews, the mother of Carlisa Matthews, reported that her daughter had refused to speak to Maynard. However, the man had insisted. According to eyewitnesses, as Carlisa walked away from …..To continue reading, login or subscribe now.



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