A 35-year old fruit picker has been stabbed to death by his own brother.
Delon Harry succumbed to the injuries on Saturday night as a medical doctor pronounced him dead on arrival at the St. George’s General Hospital late Friday night.
The suspect, Paul Chetram of Florida, St. John appeared on Monday before Chief Magistrate Tamara Gill in the No. 1 Magistrate’s court in St. George’s and was remanded to the Richmond Hill prison until June 30.
Chetram appeared in court without legal representation.
According to reports reaching The New Today newspaper, Chetram and his brother Harry were involved in a dispute over $40.00, which resulted in the accused allegedly stabbing his brother in the neck.
An informed source told this newspaper that Harry was the one owing the money to the murder accused but a close family member of the deceased said it was Chetram who was owing the money to his brother.
The two brothers who share different mothers but a common father were seen on Friday night in the city drinking together at bars and having a good time as is customary among them.
The family member said that Chetram who resided at St. John’s will often spend the night with Harry at his home in the La Mode/Boca area of St. George’s.
“ I really don’t know what got into his (Chetram) head to do such a thing. The two of them are always together, eating and drinking. If the brother (Chetram) come to town he would always go and look for Fidel (Harry). If it got too late for him to go back home, he would spend the night with Fidel”, he added.
The stabbing to death incident allegedly occurred last week Friday at approximately 10 p.m. at Boca, in St George.
An official report from the Royal Grenada Police Force (RGPF) said that the autopsy conducted on the deceased concluded that Harry died as a result of hypovolemic shock.
THE NEW TODAY understands that the deceased had been picked up on numerous occasions by the police for infringing on the law and had a number of minor offences against his name.
When contacted, Cicley Chetram, the mother of the accused was asked for a comment regarding her son but she told The New Today that she wished not to speak to the media.
Magistrate Gill adjourned the matter to later this month to allow the accused time to secure legal representation.