Teen slapped with murder charge on 16th birthday

first_imgTimothy Vanmaalson, who turned 16 on Tuesday, was remanded to prison after he was charged for the murder of a 72-year–old and appeared at the Cove and John Magistrate’s Court.Vanmaalson was not required to plead to the indictable charge of murder when he stood before Magistrate Peter Hugh. It is alleged that the teen killed Krishnachand Dabee of Lot 149 Annandale South, East Coast Demerara, on August 27, 2018.Reports are the man’s body was discovered at about 19:00h on August 27, 2018, by his daughter and Police. Guyana Times had previously reported that the pensioner’s daughter, a lecturer at the University of Guyana, made several attempts to contact her father but the telephone went unanswered and she went to the Vigilance Police Station and made a report.In responding to the report, a team of Police ranks went to the house at Annandale with the daughter and there they found the senior Dabee lying face up with injuries to his right eye and to the back of his head.The Police have since confirmed that one of the rooms in the house was ransacked and from all indications, Dabee was killed during a robbery.In court on Tuesday, the matter was heard in camera. The teen was remanded to prison until October 8. The case was transferred to the Vigilance Magistrate’s Court.Outside of the court on Tuesday, relatives of Krishnachand Dabee gathered as they tried eagerly to get a glimpse of the teen’s face while shouting remarks at him for the gruesome act he reportedly committed.last_img read more