A 25-year-old, pork knocker from the Diamond community was this morning charged with the murder of his brother in law.
During his appearance before Magistrate Judy Latchman, the man Anthony King was not required to enter a plea to the indictable murder charge.
He is accused of murdering Justin Peterkin and has been remanded to jail.
The court was told that on the 5th November at Golden Grove Scheme, East Bank Demerara, King murdered Peterkin by using a hammer and chopper to cut through the man’s neck.
On the day of the incident, King and Peterkin were at the home of King’s sister. Peterkin was involved in a relationship with the sister and the two men were known to each other.
The woman was not at home at the time, but neighbours said it appeared as though King went berserk and attacked the older man.
A neighbour who witnessed the incident, gave chase behind the accused as he left the scene and was able to contact the Police in the area.
The matter will continue later this month.