Gambling Death in Grand Mal

Tour Operator, Kennedy Jawahir charged in connection with the Frequente shooting

Tour Operator, Kennedy Jawahir charged in connection with the Frequente shooting

A Grand Mal resident was left dead after succumbing to chop wounds following an altercation in Beausejour, St George over the weekend.

Dead is Kenson Parris, a 31 year old man who was reportedly involved in a gambling altercation prior to his death

Police have charged a 39 year old Molinere, St George’s resident, Derickson Lewis in connection with Parris’ death.

The murder victim died on Sunday morning at the St. George’s General Hospital from the injuries sustained.

Lewis made his first court appearance at the Number one Magistrate Court in St. George’s on Wednesday before Magistrate Tamara Gill where a charge of Non Capital Murder was read out to him.

Legal representative for the suspect, attorney-at-law, Peter David made a plea for bail on behalf of his client but it was refused after strenuous opposition from the Prosecution.

The Chief Magistrate remanded Lewis to the Richmond Hill Prison until his next court appearance on September 18.

The circumstances surrounding the death of Parris is sketchy.

THE NEW TODAY spoke with father of the accused, Eric McQueen on Monday about his son’s alleged involvement in the killing.

“I don’t really know what happened but what I was told was that, they were gambling and Derickson won and the boy (Kenson Parris) take my son’s money and rip it up and start chasing him with two pieces of broken bottle”, he said.

Derickson Lewis of Molinere, St George's as he made his first court appearance

Derickson Lewis of Molinere, St George’s as he made his first court appearance




According to the father, he heard that “Derickson reached a point where he was blocked and could not escape” as he up against a gate and had no where else to flee.

However, the father could not give details of how his son was able to get the instrument to deliver the fatal chopping wounds on the deceased.

The other violent incident over the weekend which attracted the attention of the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) of the Royal Grenada Police Force (RGPF) was a shooting in the south of the island.

Popular Tour Operator, Kennedy Jawahir, 54, of Frequente, St George’s was taken in by police following a shooting incident, which occurred on Sunday morning around 10 o’clock.

The victim has been identified as Solomon Hagley, who sports a rasta hair style and is a neighbour of Jawahir in the village.

Hagley who was shot multiple times, is currently a patient at the St. George’s General Hospital.

THE NEW TODAY understands that the dispute between the two men started when a herd of sheep belonging to Hagley went into the lands of Jawahir.

The accused reportedly warned the victim about the presence of the animals who were eating grass and defecating on his property.

“It’s only some grass they eating,” the rasta man replied to the Tour Operator.

This newspaper was told that the two men continued exchange harsh words to each other and this was soon followed by threats of shooting.

After various back and forth between the two, Hagley was eventually shot and had to be rushed to the hospital for treatment.

Jawahir made his first court appearance on Tuesday at the Number one Magistrate Court before Chief Magistrate Tamara Gill to answer charges of dangerous harm, possession of firearm and threats of unlawful harm.

The suspect who is being represented by attorney-at-law, Richie Maitland of Ciboney Chambers was denied bail and remanded to Richmond Hill Prison until his next court appearance on September 16.

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