Accused in North West murder held after year on the lam

After being on the run for more than a year, fugitive Thurston Kenrick Williams, who is a suspect in a fatal chopping that was carried out in the North West District, was yesterday arrested by the police just after he boarded a bus destined for Mahdia.

Crime Chief Wendell Blanhum told Stabroek News that police, acting on intelligence, went to the Mahdia bus park, where they arrested Williams. At the time, he was seated in a bus.

The Guyana Police Force had issued a wanted bulletin for Williams in connection with the murder of Charles Major. Major was found dead at a camp located at Dickman Hill, Mahdia, North West District on March 6th, 2015 with what appeared to be several chop wounds about his body.

Stabroek News understands that Williams was transported to the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) headquarters, Eve Leary for questioning.

During the process, he reportedly told detectives that over the years he had developed hatred for Major, whom he alleged had raped a relative of his. He also alleged that Major used to “take away” his money.

He is also reported to have told investigators that he had met with another man, whom he identified as “Douglas,” who allegedly shared a hatred for Major. Douglas allegedly confided in Williams that Major was once a prison officer and had killed his brother while he was in prison.

Williams alleged that they later acted together in fatally chopping the man.

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