Anns Grove man charged with murdering ex-soldier

Edward Beveney

Rawle Munroe, the man who is accused of stabbing ex-soldier Edward Beveney during a confrontation over a bicycle on Independence Day was yesterday charged and remanded to prison.
Thirty-five-year-old Munroe, a resident of Lot 40 Anns Grove, East Coast Demerara appeared in the Sparendaam Magistrate’s Court before Magistrate Zamilla Ally-Seepaul.
He is accused of fatally stabbing Beveney on May 26 at Beterverwagting, ECD.
Munroe was not required to plead to the capital offence and was remanded to prison until June 26.
He also sustained a wound to his chest and a chop wound to his left arm, during the attack which took place around 8am last Saturday. He was hospitalised following the incident.
A post-mortem examination performed on Monday revealed that Munroe died as a result of perforation of the lungs due to multiple stab wounds.
Beveney, called ‘Akim’ and ‘Buddha,’ 23, a miner of Lot 115 Ogle Street, Triumph, ECD was stabbed several times about his body including his chest and left eye on Saturday. He was pronounced dead on arrival at the Georgetown Public Hospital (GPH).
Stabroek News had previously reported that the incident unfolded when Beveney confronted his assailant with a cutlass.
Sources had told this newspaper that the two men were known to each other since they worked together in the interior several years ago.
Reports had indicated that Beveney’s alleged assailant, who reportedly left his home three months ago, has been staying with a friend in Beterverwagting. He is said to have left his friend’s home on Saturday morning in order to visit a nearby shop to collect cash.
Upon arrival at the shop, he parked his bicycle and then went inside to collect the money. However, when he exited, he noticed his bicycle was missing. Upon enquiring, he learnt that Beveney had taken it.
The man eventually got the bicycle back from another individual, after which he proceeded to leave. However, he was then reportedly confronted by Beveney, who was armed with a cutlass and a knife.
Beveney allegedly fired a chop, which the man barred with his left hand. In retaliation, he then allegedly whipped out a ‘jukker’ from his waist and dealt Beveney several stabs about his body.
Both men fell on the ground but Beveney managed to get up and jumped into a nearby trench.
The police were summoned and both men were taken to the hospital. The ‘jukker’ was recovered at the crime scene.

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