Man charged with murder of Cayenne vendor

Purcell Moore

A man was yesterday remanded to prison charged with murdering French Guiana-based clothing vendor, Purcell Moore.

It is alleged that Kevin Persaud on December 20th at Old Road, Craig, East Bank Demerara, murdered Moore in the course of a robbery.

Persaud was not required to plead to the charge.

The matter was adjourned to December 29th when he will stand before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan.

Kevin Persaud

It was previously reported that Moore was attacked around 7 am, at Old Road Craig in the vicinity of the ‘short cut’. He was not far from his parents’ home.

Initial investigations, police said, revealed that Moore was on his way home when he was confronted by the suspects, one of whom was armed with a handgun. An argument reportedly erupted between the victim and the suspects and it escalated into a scuffle, during which the armed suspect allegedly discharged several rounds at the victim who fell after which they fled the scene.

The victim was rushed to the East Bank Demerara Regional Hospital and was pronounced dead on arrival. He had arrived a few days earlier from Cayenne, French Guiana.

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