Second man charged with murdering Cayenne vendor

A second man was yesterday charged with murdering French Guiana-based clothing vendor Purcell Moore, who was shot dead at Craig last month.

Selwyn Dawson, 21, was read the murder charge by Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan in a Georgetown court and then remanded to prison.

The charge against Dawson states that on December 20th, 2017, at Old Road, Craig, he murdered Moore, in the course or furtherance of a robbery.

Dawson, of Kaneville, East Bank Demerara, was not required to enter a plea to the indictable charge.

Police Prosecutor Neville Jeffers indicated to the court that the police file is incomplete and he requested an adjournment.

Chief Magistrate McLennan subsequently remanded Dawson to prison and adjourned the proceedings until January 22nd.

Another man, Kelvin Persaud, 21, of Fourteenth Avenue, Diamond, was charged with Moore’s murder on December 23rd.

Moore was attacked around 7 am on December 20th, at Old Road, Craig, not far from his parents’ home.

Initial investigations, police had said, revealed that Moore was on his way home when he was confronted by the suspects, one of whom was armed with a handgun. An argument reportedly erupted between the victim and the suspects and it escalated into a scuffle. As a result, the armed suspect allegedly discharged several rounds at Moore, who was later rushed to the East Bank Demerara Regional Hospital, where he was pronounced dead on arrival. He had returned to Guyana just a few days before from Cayenne, French Guiana.


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