A Mason was on Friday slapped with a murder charge and remanded to prison over the fatal stabbing of 32-year-old Sherwayne Underwood.
Jamaal Abrams, called 'Gold Teeth,' was hauled before Magistrate Faith McGusty in the Vreed-En-Hoop Magistrate’s Court via Zoom and was not required to plead to the indictable charge.
As a result, he was remanded to prison, and the matter was adjourned to December 15, 2022. MTV News Update reported that the men were at Policeman Corner imbibing when a misunderstanding ensued after Abrams told Underwood he was using “bush weed.”
As a result, the accused dealt the now-deceased man a punch to the side of his head, and a fight ensued.
During the brawl, Abrams whipped a knife and dealt 32-year-old Underwood a single stab to his abdomen. After being stabbed, Underwood ran a short distance away before he collapsed.
He was picked up in a conscious condition by public-spirited persons and rushed to the West Demerara Regional Hospital, where he later succumbed to his injury. The accused had escaped but was later nabbed by law enforcement officers.
Moreover, Police had said that Abrams was escorted to Parfaite Harmonie Police Station, where he gave a video-recorded statement under caution, admitting to the crime.