Darin Holder, 41 years, Laborer of Lot 256 Tuschen North, East Bank Essequibo was arrested and charged with murdering Floyd Mc Garrell. He appeared at Leonora Magistrate Court, before Her Worship Ms. Ali-Seepaul on Thursday where the Indictable charge was read to him. Holder was not required to plead and was remanded to jail until June 16.
Mc Garrell, a 34-year-old driver of Tuschen (Wrong Turn Squatting Area) on the East Bank Essequibo was killed on Sunday last at Back Street Tuschen Squatting Area, EBE.
According to reports, the deceased was living with his reputed wife Natasha Dass, a 36 year-year-old woman. On Sunday at about 02:00hrs, the deceased was consuming alcohol with the suspect and two other friends, about 75 feet away from his house.
He reportedly left his friends and went home for a while. After a while at his home, he left and told his reputed wife he will be back.
Mc Garrell then went and continued consuming alcohol with his friends. Shortly after, around 04:00hrs, Mc Garrell’s wife said she heard an argument with the now deceased man and his friends. As a result, she went and saw the deceased and the suspect in a heated argument.
The suspect allegedly dealt the deceased a cuff to his face followed by a stab to his abdomen with scissors. The suspect then made good his escape.
The wounded Mc Garrell was assisted home, after which his wife went to a neighbor for assistance to take him to the hospital.
The woman said that when she returned from the neighbor, she found her husband lying motionless. She then raised an alarm after which she reported the matter to Leonora Police Station. Mc Garrell’s body was then taken to Leonora Cottage Hospital, where it was pronounced Dead on Arrival.
The suspect was later arrested.