Recaptured murder accused to be charged with killing fellow escapee

Recently recaptured murder accused Stafrei Hopkinson Alexander is expected to be charged soon with a second murder—that of his accomplice who was found floating in the Demerara River, one day after they both escaped from the Mackenzie Police Station.

This was confirmed by Crime Chief Wendell Blanhum, who told Stabroek News that the police have established a case against Alexander in relation to the murder of Robin Maxwell Thomas.

Sources told Stabroek News that Alexander reportedly hit Thomas to his head with a piece of wood before throwing him in the Demerara River last December.

Stafrei Hopkinson Alexander
Stafrei Hopkinson Alexander

Alexander is also being questioned in relation to a robbery which occurred at Corentyne some time ago.

He was recaptured on Sunday at the Kurupukari Crossing Checkpoint, Rupununi.

Robin Maxwell Thomas
Robin Maxwell Thomas

The police, in a press release, had said that Alexander, of Laing Avenue, West Ruimveldt, Georgetown, was in a vehicle at the checkpoint around 10am on Sunday when he was arrested.

A wanted bulletin had been issued for Alexander and Thomas, who were charged with the murder of Shevon Gordon, which occurred at Wismar on April 4, 2015. They had both escaped from the Mackenzie Police Station on December 8, 2015.

Thomas’ body was found floating in the Demerara River in the vicinity of the West Watooka shore, Wismar, Linden on December 9. It was initially suspected that he drowned.

Alexander and Thomas, along with Adoni Bowen, 26, of Lot 20 Blueberry Hill, Wismar, Linden, had been charged on May 8 last year with the murder of Gordon.

The attack had occurred as Shevon Gordon and her husband, Elon Gordon, were about to enter their home.

One of the robbers, armed with a gun, confronted Shevon, who had disembarked from her vehicle in front of her home.

The men demanded the bag she was carrying. One of the men fired two rounds in the air while she struggled with the other. She was eventually shot while struggling to maintain possession of the bag.

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