Freeman St murder inquiry ongoing

Stephon Howard

The Preliminary Inquiry (PI) into the murder charge against two youths accused of the near one-year-old killing of Fazal Shaheed, who was fatally shot during a robbery at Freeman Street, East La Penitence continued yesterday.

Charged for the crime are Shawn De Santos and Stephon Howard, both of Freeman Street.

It is alleged that on September 24th, 2017 at Lot 194 Freeman Street, De Santos and Howard murdered Abdul Fazal Shaheed during the furtherance of a robbery.

Shawn De Santos

The PI is currently being heard by Senior Magistrate Fabayo Azore in Georgetown.

The matter is expected to be called again on September 28th.

Fazal Shaheed

On Sunday, September 24th, 2017, around 12.45 am, at Lot 194 Freeman Street, Shaheed and his brothers were with family and friends preparing for a memorial service for their father when bandits attacked. The bandits, who escaped with jewellery, fatally shot Fazal, 58, a father of one, of 18 Albion, Corentyne, Berbice and wounded two of his brothers, Shalim, 53, a father of one of the USA, and Talim, 50, a father of three of Canada.

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