Gold miner further remanded for killing Venezuelan

first_imgA gold miner of Monkey Mountain, Region Seven, was on Thursday further remanded to prison by Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan when he reappeared in the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts charged for the murder of a Venezuelan citizen.Francisco Demattos, 27, was not required to plead to the indictable charge when he made his first court appearance.It was alleged that on June 23, 2018, while at a bar at Black Water Landing in theMurder accused Francisco De MattosCuyuni River, he murdered Rafael Angel Gonzalez Prieto.According to facts presented to the court, on the day in question, at about 01:50h, Prieto was stabbed to death by the gold miner after Prieto had allegedly assaulted Prieto’s girlfriend at Black Water Backdam, Cuyuni.The report stated that the woman in question was dancing with another man in the bar when Prieto got annoyed and threw her to the ground, whipped out a knife and began cutting her hair.Upon seeing this, De Mattos got annoyed and rushed to the aid of the woman. A scuffle ensued between De Mattos and Prieto, during which De Mattos dealt Prieto several stabs, one of which caused his intestines to protrude through his stomach.last_img

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