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Murder charge read to berserk MMC security guard

The body of Herbert Verwayne on a gurney at the Georgetown Hospital Mortuary prior to a postmortem examination yesterday.The body of Herbert Verwayne on a gurney at the Georgetown Hospital Mortuary prior to a postmortem examination yesterday.

(Guyana Guardian) – Just about 72hrs after he allegedly shot his co-worker to death, 24 year old MMC security guard Kevin Stephen was brought before Magistrate Alisha George at the Cove and John Magistrate’s court today to face the charge of murder.

Appearing to be somewhat dazed and out-of-touch, the unrepresented man bowed his head in dismay as the charge of murder was being read to him.

According to police, Stephen who hails from East La Penitence, used a service shotgun to kill his workmate and MMC driver Herbert Verwayne at the MMC security compound in Happy Acres on the East Coast of Demerara.

He was not required to plea to the indictable charge, and was subsequently remanded to prison.

The Guyana Guardian had reported earlier that Verwayne, a former army paratrooper was gunned down on Saturday morning at about 8am, after the 24year old Stephen angrily protested that the deceased and several other members of the security firm had made certain unsavory comments about his step-daughter.

Eyewitnesses had said that the man then pointed a shotgun to the grouping and indiscriminately opened fire, resulting in the fatal injury of Verwayne and the wounding of another.

Verwayne, who had hailed from Lot 710, Tuschen Housing Scheme, on the East Bank of Essequibo is believed to have died on the spot.

He leaves to mourn a wife and four children between the ages of two to twelve years old.

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