A man now stands accused of attempting to murder his friend, who is now hospitalised after being chopped during the attack at McDoom, East Bank Demerara.
The allegation against Troy Marcus is that on July 6, at Mc Doom; with intent to commit murder, he wounded Etwaroo Ronald Narine.
The unrepresented Marcus was not required to plead to the indictable charge when he was arraigned at the George-town Magistrates’ Courts.
The prosecution’s case is that Narine was in a shop at McDoom drinking when the accused approached him and an argument ensued between them over money.
According to Prosecutor Bharat Mangru, it was during this time that Marcus dealt Narine several chops about his face and body.
The matter was later reported and Marcus was arrested and charged.
The prosecution objected to the defendant being granted bail in light of the seriousness and prevalence of the offence and the fact that Narine is still hospitalised.
After listening to the prosecution’s submissions, Chief Magistrate Priya Sewnarine-Beharry, who presided over Marcus’ arraignment, informed him that he would be remanded to prison.
The matter will be called again on July 28.