Kenkassie Lynch, the suspect in the murder of mechanic Terrence Lanferman, who was gunned down at his Mocha home almost one year ago, was charged yesterday with the crime.
Lynch, 21, appeared before city magistrate Fabayo Azore, who read the charge that stated that on June 1, 2015, at Nelson Street, Mocha,
East Bank Demerara, he murdered Lanferman.
Lynch, a welder, was not required to plead to the charge.
Police have said Lanferman was shot twice, to his neck and chest around 7.30 pm on June 1, as a result of a dispute between him and a cousin of the accused.
According to Prosecutor Bharat Mangru, Lanferman was at home when gunshots were heard. He was later found lying motionless with gunshot wounds to his body and was rushed to the Georgetown Public Hospital (GPH), where he was pronounced dead. An investigation was later carried out, according to the prosecutor, and the defendant was arrested and under caution admitted to the offence.
The prosecutor stated that the police are prepared to begin the Preliminary Inquiry (PI) into the charge as the case file is complete. There are 18 witnesses set to testify during the PI, which is fixed to commence on June 1.