Watchman remanded for murder of Anna Catherina fisherman

beaten and fatally stabbed at Anna Catherina, West Coast Demerara on Monday.

Remaldo Parris called “Romel” of Parika Sea Dam, East Bank Essequibo appeared before Magistrate Zameena Ali-Seepaul at the Leonora Magistrate’s Court.

He was not required to enter a plea when the indictable charge was read in Court and the case was adjourned to May 11, 2023.

Parris was among five suspects who were arrested by the police shortly after the murder on Monday.

However, he was the only one charged for the crime based on legal advice obtained by the police.

In a statement issued on Tuesday, Police Headquarters said the five men approached Azeem, who is also called ‘Goat man’, at the Anna Catherina Sea Wall and accused him of chopping up their seine.

One of the suspects was armed with a cutlass, while another was armed with a knife, the Police said.

“An argument ensued and the suspect with the knife dealt Azeez one stab to his lower right-side chest. Azeez ran a short distance before collapsing to the ground,” the Police statement noted.

Azeez was later picked up and taken to the hospital where he was pronounced dead.

An autopsy on Thursday revealed that Azeez died as a result of a perforated heart and lung due to a stab wound.