Three men were on Thursday charged and remanded to prison for two recent execution style killings in the Community of Charlestown which occurred two days apart.
Thirty – year – old Velnon Thorne of Charlestown and 21 – year – old Trifton Parris of Campbellville were jointly charged for the murder of Gladston Taylor on April 1. They were not required to plea to the indictable charge and were remanded to prison until April 29.
The 54-year-old father of three, was gunned down at the corner of Sussex and Adelaide Streets, in what is believed to have been a revenge hit. “Tuffy”, as Taylor is also known, was a part-time poultry farmer who lived in Adelaide Street, Charlestown.
Reports are that Taylor was sitting in front of a house at the street corner when two men rode up on a CG motorcycle and riddled him with bullets.
In a another matter in the same court room of Chief Magistrate Ann Mclennan, Dellon Small was also charged and remanded for the March 29 execution of Guyana Defence Force Soldier, Kevon Payne.
Thorne, who was charged earlier for the murder of Tuffy, is the brother of the murdered army Lance Corporal.
This relation has sparked speculation that the older man’s murder might have been revenge.
Small was represented by Attorney Glen Hanoman who claimed that his client was not at the scene of the crime and there were at least three persons who were willing to testify to that fact.
He also claimed that there were reports that it was a policeman who had executed the man. “Whenever accusations are made against police and the police are investigating, strange things happen,” Hanoman said.
He asked that the matter be set aside for one week to give the police more time to investigate and hear from witnesses, however Small was remanded until April 20.