Two teenagers from Freeman Street, East La Penitence, were today charged with the murder of Berbice businessman, Fazal Shaheed.
The two accused, 19-year-old, Shawn DoSantos 18-year-old, Stephon Howard stood before the Chief Magistrate and were not required to enter a plea to the indictable charge of murder .
The Court heard that on the 24th September at Lot 194 Freeman Street, the two murdered Fazal Shaheed by shooting him during the course of a robbery.
According to reports, the incident occurred just after midnight as Shaheed and his two brothers were planning a memorial service for their father.
Two gunmen reportedly made their way into the house through an open door and demanded jewellery and other valuables.
But as they were escaping from the scene, they opened fire on the house, hitting all three brothers.
The three brothers were all rushed to the hospital where doctors managed to stabilize two of them, while the third was pronounced dead on arrival.
The two accused have been remanded to jail and will make their next court appearance on October 16, 2017.