Man to be charged over killing of Anna Catherina remigrant

Shameem Hassan

The police are preparing to charge the man accused of fatally stabbing remigrant, Shameem Hassan on Saturday night during a drinking spree at his Anna Catherina, West Coast Demerara home.

Contacted for an update on the matter yesterday, Commander of ‘D’ Division Edmond Cooper told Stabroek News that the suspect remains in custody.

He said investigators are working to wrap up their investigation after which the case file will be sent for legal advice.

The suspect, Cooper said, is likely to appear in court by tomorrow.

Hassan, 53, a resident of Anna Catherina, WCD died on Saturday night after he was allegedly stabbed once to his chest with a pair of scissors.

Three persons who were drinking with him at the time were taken into custody, two of whom were subsequently released.

Relatives had related to this newspaper that Hassan, a friend and their two sons were drinking at his home.

The friend, however, left the yard and when he returned he found a bloodied Hassan lying in a hammock with the scissors protruding from his chest.

The friend later reportedly admitted to Hassan’s nephew that he pulled the scissors out of his friend’s chest.

The nephew, who asked not to be named, previously told this newspaper that just before 5 pm Saturday, he was informed that his uncle was dead and quickly rushed to the scene.

He said that when he arrived he saw a crowd. On venturing inside, he found his uncle lying in a hammock bleeding. The small pair of scissors was on the floor nearby.

According to the nephew, he was told by persons at the scene that Hassan, his friend and their sons were drinking and that it was the friend’s son who stabbed him.

The nephew said Hassan returned to Guyana last March from Venezuela, where he had lived for some 25 years with his son, daughter and son-in-law.

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