2 charged for attempting to kill taxi driver

first_imgTwo men, who hired a taxi on the pretext of being passengers and pointed a gun to the driver’s head, stabbing him several times about his body in the furtherance of a robbery, were on Wednesday charged for attempted murder and appeared at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts.Ornest JamesLinden Flavious Ornest James, 25, of Lot 179 Old Road Eccles, East Bank Demerara and Linden Flavious, 31, a construction worker of Agricola, East Bank Demerara, both appeared before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan. The men were not required to plea to the indictable charge which stated that on July 11, 2019 at John Fernandes Squatting Area, with intent to commit murder, they unlawfully and maliciously wounded Derick Nelson.James was represented by Attorney-at-Law Adrian Thompson, who, in a bail application, told the Court that his client is the sole breadwinner for his family.Police Prosecutor Neville Jeffers objected to bail on the grounds of the serious nature of the allegation and the fact that the victim is still hospitalised in a serious condition.The Prosecutor related to the Court that the incident was captured on CCTV and that the two men charged were positively identified by the victim.According to the prosecution’s case, on July 11, the victim, who is a taxi driver, was hired by the defendants to be taken to West Ruimveldt Back Road, Georgetown.The Court heard the men entered the vehicle and during the journey, Flavious held the victim at gunpoint, while James dealt him several stabs about his body with an ice pick, after which they then relieved the victim of an undisclosed sum of cash and his jewellery before making good their escape.Then victim then crashed his vehicle into a pile of wood and was taken to the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC) where he remains a patient in a serious condition. The matter was then reported and the two men were arrested and charged. They were both remanded and the case will continue on August 6.last_img read more


first_imgAll Ireland ChampsThe underage programme for the current season at national level is complete.And for Finn Valley AC it ended on an exciting note as the U14 girls team absolutely nailed what could be described as the perfect combination to win in convincing fashion.Their time 51.46 was just 5/100th off the national age group record – that’s what you call winning power. The team of Bethany Lecky,Convoy, Michaela Byrne, Killybegs, Daniella Jansen from The Cross and Lauren Callaghan from Killygordon were simply outstandingSo that was another year time to leave Tullamore excited, relieved the season was the most successful ever by an Ulster club ranked number 1.Earlier in the day of the 7 relay squads the pick were other than these girls were U 18 boys 4th , u 13 girls 5th ,u 17 boys 6th .In the B champs the most impactful event was u 14 girls high jump Aine Wilkinson ,Killygordon 1.40 high a winning effort with bronze shared by Abbie Meenan and Caitlin Mc Gonagle 1.30 both Ballybofey. Aine earlier in the day had won the long jump for good measure.The first medal of a long day having exited Stranorlar 5.30am went to Oisin Thompson high jump again Ballybofey. Exciting results and performances from St Marys N S Stranorlar  pupils Daniel Gordon gold 80m u 14 very impressive and Jamie Murray u 13 80 m silver both coming to the sport from the schools programme.“It was a most enjoyable day of competition and what thankfully has become the norm applied namely athletes, parents and coaches working together to enjoy and have a go on as it happens on this occassion a national competition,” said Patsy McGonagle.FINN VALLEY GOLDEN GIRLS LAND NATIONAL U14 TITLE was last modified: July 20th, 2015 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Finn Valley ACrelay champsu14last_img read more