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Construction worker remanded to prison over murder of Mon Repos pensioner

L-R: Neman Persaud and Agnes Dilon

A 26-year-old construction worker, whom the Guyana Police Force (GPF) said confessed to stabbing 86-year-old Agnes Dilon to death, was on Thursday remanded to prison.

Neman Persaud, also known as “Boyce,” was hauled before Magistrate Rushelle Liverpool in the Sparendaam Magistrate’s Court and was not required to plead to the indictable charge.

The charge against Persaud states that between June 29, 2022, and June 30, 2022, at Mon Repos North, East Coast Demerara (ECD), he murdered the 86-year-old woman. He was remanded to prison, and the matter was adjourned to September 12, 2022, for report.

The prosecution told the court that on June 28, Persaud went to the elderly woman’s home and asked her for money, which he said she owed him for weeding her yard.

The 86-year-old woman denied owing Persaud any money, and he went away. The following day, after consuming alcohol, the accused went to the woman’s home and entered through the window.

He allegedly confronted the woman, who started to scream. As such, he used a knife and dealt Dilon several stabs about her body. She was found on June 30 in a pool of blood.

A Post Mortem Examination (PME) conducted on the woman’s remains revealed that she died as a result of multiple incised wounds.

The accused was later arrested, admitted to committing the heinous crime in-camera, and gave a written caution statement.


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