Pork knocker Anthony King, who police say bludgeoned and chopped his brother-in-law to death at the start of the week, was yesterday remanded to prison on a murder charge.
King, 25, of Lot 40 Princes Street, Lodge, stood in the courtroom of Principal Magistrate Judy Latchman, who read the charge to him.
It is alleged that on November 5th, at Golden Grove Housing Scheme, East Bank Demerara, King murdered Justin Peterkin.
King was not required to plead to the indictable charge.
Magistrate Latchman subsequently remanded the accused to prison and adjourned the matter until November 23rd, when it is expected to be heard before the Chief Magistrate.
Peterkin, 39, of Paradise, East Coast Demerara, was a father of two.
The attack occurred around 8.30 am, when police say Peterkin, who was an electrician, and King were visiting the family home of Peterkin’s wife, Cassandra King, located at 1323 Section ‘C’ Block ‘Y’ Golden Grove.
Police said in a statement that their investigations revealed that Peterkin and the suspect visited the Golden Grove property and soon after the owner and daughter left for work. An eyewitness subsequently saw the suspect chopping his in-law in the yard, police added.
Stabroek News learnt that Peterkin was first attacked with a hammer and after falling unconscious, the suspect used a chopper to inflict wounds to his body. From all indications, Peterkin was attacked at the entrance of the home. His body was found in a pool of blood.