Accused in peacemaker killing charged

Jermaine Abel

Jermaine Abel, the North Ruimveldt man accused of a stabbing a peacemaker when he tried to stop a fight in their neighbourhood last week, was yesterday charged with murder.

Georgetown magistrate Fabayo Azore read the murder charge to Abel, 26, of 3615 North Ruimveldt.

The charge stated that on November 8, at Christiani Street, North Ruimveldt, he murdered Hafeez Douglas.

According to the prosecutor, the police’s case is that on the day in question, Abel and another person had an altercation and Douglas attempted to part the fight and met his demise.

The prosecutor added that the file in relation to the matter is incomplete.

Abel, who was represented by attorney Stanley Moore, was subsequently remanded to prison and the case was adjourned until today, when it is expected to be called before the Chief Magistrate.

Douglas, called ‘Gargon,’ of Lot 2981 North Ruimveldt, Georgetown, sustained a single stab wound to his chest and died on the spot after the altercation.

It was reported that around 3.30pm on the day of the incident, Abel and another man had an argument over his brother, Jamal Abel, when Douglas intervened and attempted to calm the men.

However, Jermaine Abel allegedly armed himself with an icepick and stabbed Douglas, who fell into a nearby trench.

The suspect then ran to the North Ruimveldt police outpost, where he informed the ranks on duty about the incident and was taken into custody.