A 22-year old labourer was yesterday remanded to prison for the murder of Wismar mason Leonard Peters.
Michael Emanuel was not required to plead to the capital offence when he appeared before Magistrate Dylon Bess at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Court. It is alleged that on December 21st at Lot 7 West Watooka, Linden, he murdered Peters also known as ‘Lenny.’
Peters was reportedly lashed in his head and stabbed in his chest during the incident which took occurred at around 10pm. He was rushed to the Linden Hospital where he succumbed while receiving medical attention. Emanuel and his 19-year-old brother were held by police for the alleged attack.
The incident reportedly stemmed from a misunderstanding Peters and the teen had while attending a social event. Whilst at the event, Peters accidently spilled alcohol on the teenager. As a result, they began to push each other. The teen then reportedly went home and informed his mother about what had taken place.
During the process, Peters reportedly ran into their yard and allegedly attempted to attack the teen when Emanuel allegedly intervened. Peters became annoyed, armed himself with a piece of wood and reportedly started to hit the brothers. Emanuel, however, managed to disarm Peters and allegedly dealt him a blow to his head. During the scuffle, he was also stabbed.
Magistrate Bess remanded Emanuel to prison and adjourned the matter until January 8th.