Mason remanded over Sophia murder

Celwin Mark Allen

A Kitty mason was yesterday remanded to prison after he was charged with the murder of Sophia resident Celwin Mark Allen on Christmas night. 

Bevon Stephon Griffith a/k ‘Kevin’ and ‘Spoony’, a mason, 20 years, of 197 Pike Street, Kitty, appeared before Magistrate Alisha George at the Sparendaam Magistrate’s Court.

He was not required to plead to the indictable charge.

After the charge, which states that he murdered Allen on December 25, was read to him in court he was remanded until January 29, 2018.

Allen, called `Marcus’, 35, an employee of Noble House Seafoods Limited and a resident of ‘E’ Field, Sophia was allegedly stabbed by Griffith on his way home. At the time he was in the company of His fiancée, Nalydiaa Henry. Henry had sustained stab wounds and was beaten with a piece of wood on her left shoulder, head and neck. She was later treated and sent away.

The couple was attacked around 7.30 pm on Sunday though a street in ‘C’ Field Sophia popularly known as `Fine Man Street’.

According to a police press release, investigations have revealed that Allen and Henry were attacked and stabbed multiple times by the suspect, who was armed with a knife.

“It was reported that the deceased (Allen) shortly before the incident, interfered with a  friend of the suspect who rebuked him and not satisfied inflicted the fatal injuries on Allen and also wounded Henry who went to his assistance”, the statement explained.

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