Bound in a wheelchair, the 22-year-old man accused of shooting a Durban Street restaurant waitress to death, was on Wednesday remanded to prison for the murder.
The man, Shelton George aka “Boorie” was wheeled into the Courthouse to face the murder
charge. He was left paralyzed after being shot in neighbouring Suriname and has been bound to a wheel chair since then.
The Prosecution’s case is that George shot and killed Debra Blackman on the August 23, 2014 at her place of work. Investigators are convinced that he is the same man caught on surveillance video, shooting the woman and escaping from the scene.
It is believed that he later traveled to Suriname where he went into hiding but was shot by another Guyanese man during a confrontation and was left crippled.
Acting on information received, Police ranks found the man a week ago in his mother’s Better Hope house. The woman claims that her son is not the same person who shot the waitress to death.
And the Police also charged the man today for the attempted murder of Muhammed Azeez.
He is accused of discharging a loading firearm causing harm to the Azeez,who could not attend court today, because he is still bed ridden after the April 2015 shooting.
Additionally, George has also been fingered in a robbery and other crimes that are still being probed. He will make his next appearance at the Sparendaam Court later this month.