3 teens charged for killing Mon Repos man

first_imgThree teenagers, along with a 33-year-old man, were on Friday charged for the murder of 30-year-old Christopher Swamy of Mon Repos, East Coast Demerara (ECD).Vikash Persaud, 18; Osafo Douglas, 19; Rafael Hannif, 19; and 33-year-old Jessie Knight appeared before Magistrate Zamilla Ally-Seepaul at the Sparendaam Magistrate’s Court.It is alleged that the teens killed Swamy on October 21, 2018, at his Lot 161 Mon Repos Pasture, ECD home. In court on Friday, the three teenagers, who reportedly admitted to committing the crime following their arrest, told the court that they were severely beaten by Police to confess to the murder. They were all remanded and the case will continue on December 12.Divisional Commander Calvin Brutus had said one of the suspects was positivelyDead: Christopher Swamyidentified by the dead man’s wife during an identification parade on Monday.Swamy, a father of two, was gunned down on Sunday last after four armed men invaded his ECD property. Based on information received, Swamy was among a group of persons including his wife, hanging out and imbibing in front of the house when at about 01:30h, they were confronted by masked men, one of whom brandished a handgun.Police said the suspects relieved one of the persons of a cellphone and an undisclosed sum of cash, after which they assaulted another person to the head. It was during the commotion that Swamy was shot to the chest. The men then fled the scene.Swamy was rushed to the Georgetown Public Hospital where he was pronounced dead on arrival.A post-mortem examination performed by Government Pathologist, Dr Nehaul Singh gave the cause of death as a gunshot wound to the left side of the chest. A bullet has been recovered from Swamy’s body.last_img read more