Craig youth to stand trial for attempted murder

Morris Khan

A Craig youth who allegedly tried to beat a man to death with a bicycle bar was yesterday committed to stand trial.

Morris Khan, 19, was charged in February with the attempted murder of Oswald O’Brien. It is alleged that Khan, on February 14, at Old Road, Craig, unlawfully and maliciously wounded O’Brien with intent to commit murder.

Khan, who was before Senior Magistrate Fabayo Azore, learnt at the closure of the Preliminary Inquiry yesterday, that a prima facie case was made out against him and, as such, he was committed to stand trial at the next practicable sitting of the Demerara Assizes.

On the day in question, Khan reportedly dealt O’Brien several lashes with a bicycle bar. O’Brian was picked up in an unconscious state and taken to the Georgetown Public Hospital.

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