Gambling row and stabbing lead to attempted murder charge

A 25-year-old Queenstown, Essequibo Coast man was on Friday remanded to prison after he was charged with attempted murder.

The police alleged that on February 3 Arand Peters, a labourer, stabbed his friend Kurt Walcott to his left side shoulder. The two were gambling when Walcott gave his share of money to Peters. When the gambling ended, Peters refused to pay Walcott.

A heated argument ensued between the two and Peters allegedly became annoyed, armed himself with a knife and dealt his friend a stab to his shoulder.

Peters had fled the jurisdiction, but was arrested by police on Tuesday last. He was represented by Attorney Hemraj Rajkumar who asked the court for reasonable bail.

However, bail was refused and the accused was remanded to prison until August 19 by Magistrate Sunil Scarce.

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