Two brothers remanded for murder of Berbice teenager

Keon Byass, a labourer of Dukestown, Corriverton, Berbice.

Dead: Keon Byass

Rokeel Gordon, 21 and Zeikeel Gordon, 24, both labourers of Dukestown, were not required to enter a plea to the joint charge; they were remanded to prison and are expected to re-appear at the Springlands Magistrate’s Court on May 18, 2023.

Bridget Byass, the victim’s aunt, had told the News Room that the incident stemmed from an old grievance her nephew had with the two brothers.

Detailing what took place, Byass said her nephew, who lived with her, left home around 08:30 hrs Monday to take a pair of jeans to the tailor at No.77 Village. She stated that it was while he was making his way back home that he was attacked by the two suspects who were reportedly armed with cutlasses.

Byass said from what she was told, the suspects chopped him despite his attempt to run away and seek refuge. He sustained chop wounds to his back and under his left arm.

The teenager was transferred to the New Amsterdam Hospital where he was admitted in an unconscious state. He died Tuesday morning at approximately 08:30 hrs.

The News Room understands that before he fell unconscious, the teenager managed to tell his brother who his attackers were.