Elderly man charged with killing miner

Donald Mopp, the elderly man accused of fatally stabbing miner Winsel Edwards, was yesterday charged with murder.
Mopp, said to be in his 70s, was not required to plead when he was arraigned at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Court, where Chief Magistrate Priya Sewnarine-Beharry remanded him to prison.

The allegation against Mopp is that on February 15, at Tucville Squatting Area, he murdered Edwards.

Donald Mopp
Donald Mopp

Police Prosecutor Steven Telford explained that Mopp and Edwards were friends who had a misunderstanding. As a result, he said, Mopp left and subsequently returned to where Edwards was tending his bicycle and stabbed him with a knife.

Edwards was taken to Georgetown Public Hospital, where he succumbed while receiving medical treatment.

The magistrate referred the case to the court of Magistrate Judy Latchman for reports and fixtures and the matter was adjourned until March 8.