Sherwin Anthony Hyle who is accused of the May 1, 2008 murder of Joel Savory at Friendship was on Wednesday committed to stand trial at the High Court after a prima facie case was made out against him.
Magistrate Sueanna Lovell who presided over the matter at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Court in her address informed that the court had found that a prima facie case was made out against the accused and as such he was committed to stand trial at the High Court.
The preliminary inquiry (PI) which commenced on December 10, 2009 saw four witnesses taking the stand to testify in the matter.
Hyle made his first court appearance on May 8, 2008. The allegation against him is that on May 1, 2008 at Friendship, East Bank Demerara, he murdered Savory.
Savory, a father of three and a minibus driver who was 41-years-old at the time, was fatally stabbed a short distance from his Lot 37 Friendship, East Bank Demerara home allegedly by Hyle who was said to be of unsound mind.
A release from the police had stated that Savory was walking along the street when “he was confronted by Hyle who is reportedly of unsound mind” and there was an exchange of words during which Savory was stabbed in the neck with a broken bottle.
The injured man was taken to the Diamond Diagnostic Centre where he died while receiving medical attention.