Guyana Chronicle:-A 26-year-old who allegedly killed his uncle on Sunday by chopping off his head was on Wednesday remanded to prison when he appeared at the Sparendaam Magistrate’s Court charged with murder.
The former Guyana Defence Force soldier, Dwayne Tappin, appeared before Magistrate Alisha George and was not required to plead to the indictable offence.
Particulars of the charge alleged that Tappin on August 6, 2017, at Lot 125 South Better Hope, East Coast Demerara, murdered 51-year-old Randolph Seenauth.
Magistrate George remanded Tappin until September 28.
According to reports, Seenauth and his nephew lived in separate apartments on the plot of land.
However, the family has a dispute over the plot of land which the dead man’s mother had occupied before she died.
On August 6, 2017 around 04:30hrs, neighbours heard a loud commotion coming from one of the apartments, but then there was silence for a few minutes which led them to suspect something was amiss.
Neighbours called out for Seenauth but got no response and later contacted the Sparendaam Police Station.
Police ranks arrived shortly after and upon pushing the front door to Seenauth’s apartment, found his head lying in a passageway between the living room and kitchen.
Further checks were made in the apartment and the rest of the man’s body was discovered on a mattress in the bedroom.
The murder weapon was not recovered despite searches on both apartments.
Tappin, hours after the murder, turned himself over to ranks at the Sparendaam Police Station.