Leopold St man on attempted murder charge over shooting of rival

Hugh Junior

A Leopold Street man was yesterday remanded to prison after he was charged with attempted murder.

Hugh Junior, 39, stood before Principal Magistrate Judy Latchman in Georgetown, where the charge was read against him.

It is alleged that on July 12th at Breda Street, Werk-en-Rust, Georgetown, Junior discharged a loaded firearm at Charles Stoby with intent to murder him.

Police prosecutor Quinn Harris told the court that on the July 11th, Stoby went to the home of Junior’s girlfriend at about 8.30 pm after seeing them together. The prosecutor noted that an argument ensued between the defendant and the complainant. Stoby had also been seeing the woman. It is further alleged that on July 12th, at 12.30 am, Stoby was riding his motorcycle on Leopold Street when the defendant called him and then discharged two shots, hitting him to the stomach. According to the prosecutor, Stoby was rushed to the Georgetown Public Hospital in an unconscious state. Stoby spent two weeks in the hospital and was then discharged, the court heard.

Prosecutor Harris objected to bail being granted based on the seriousness of the charge, the penalty it attracts and the prevalence of the crime.

Junior was later remanded to prison and the matter was adjourned until next week, when it is expected to be heard by the Chief Magistrate.


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