A 28-year-old minibus tout who is accused of fatally stabbing a bus conductor over $120 was on Monday charged with murder and remanded to prison.
Paul Junior Lynch of Lot 1276 Bachelor’s Adventure, East Coast Demerara (ECD), appeared before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts.
He was not required to plead to the indictable charge which stated that on December 15, 2021, at the Route 44 Minibus Park, Commerce Street, Georgetown, he murdered Morvin Nurse, 30, of Haslington, ECD.
He was remanded to prison until February 21, 2022.
The murder took place at around 11:00 hours last Wednesday. Investigations revealed that Nurse and Lynch were at the bus park when they got involved in a heated argument.
At the time, Lynch was armed with a brown-handled knife. The men began pelting each other with empty beer bottles and bricks before Lynch allegedly stabbed Nurse to his left side chest.
Nurse ran a short distance before falling to the ground, while Lynch escaped in a minibus. Nurse was picked up and taken to the Georgetown Public Hospital (GPHC) where died while undergoing surgery.
The entire ordeal was captured by eyewitnesses and widely circulated on social media.