Two Linden men were today remanded to prison after being charged with the chopping death of miner, Carlos Wong.
25-year-old, Dwayne Washington and 22-year-old, Dorwayne Hollingsworth, both of Wismar, Linden, were not required to enter a plea to the indictable charge of murder.
City Magistrate Fabayo Azore was today presented with the facts of the case, which stated that on the 9th June, 2017 at Omai Backdam, Essequibo River, the two men murdered Carlos Wong after they allegedly caught him trying to steal a pump from their mining camp.
Attorney Dexter Todd is representing the interests of the two men and he told the Court that his clients did not murder Wong.
He said when the two defendants emerged from their mining camp, Wong was already dead and they were only arrested because they may have been the last to see the man alive.
However, the police report on the matter indicated that the two men were on the run after the investigations revealed they had a misunderstanding with the victim and it was that misunderstanding over a missing pump that led to the brutal murder.
The Court heard that the two used a cutlass to chop the man to death. They have been remanded to prison and will make their next court appearance on July 18, 2017.