Man to stand trial for Stabroek Market handyman killing

Eustace Griffith, the man accused of killing Stabroek Market handyman Steven Arthur in July of last year, was yesterday committed to stand trial.

The ruling came at the conclusion of the preliminary inquiry into the charge against Griffith for Arthur’s murder and was handed down by Georgetown Magistrate Faith McGusty, who stated that there was overwhelming evidence against the accused.

Eustace Griffith

The magistrate added that police prosecutor Seon Blackman provided the court with credible witnesses.

It is alleged that on July 4, at Hadfield Street, Georgetown, Griffith murdered Arthur.

Arthur, 45, whose last known address was Pouderoyen, West Bank Demerara, was said to be a drug abuser who did odd jobs around the Stabroek Market area. He was stabbed once to his chest and died on spot.

After the fatal altercation, Griffith ran to the Brickdam Police Station and related what occurred. He was taken into custody.

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