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Old Years night murder accused appeared in court

murder 6thMurder accused Jermaine Maynard appeared before chief magistrate Priya Beharry in Georgetown magistrate court today to answer to the charges.

It is alleged that he shot and kill 20 year Carlisa Matthews who he once shared a relationship on old years night outside of the KFC restaurant in Stabroek

Carlisa. The woman was two months pregnant at the time. Relatives believe that the shooting was premeditated since the couple had parted ways.

According to reports the woman was hanging out with a group of friends when the Maynard shot her to the head.

After shooting the woman the suspect tried leaving the country but he was arrested at Springlands as he was about to take the back track route to neighbouring Suriname.

Chief Magistrate Beharry remanded Maynard to prison until February 10th when the trial is expected to begin.

There have been repeated calls for more to be done to protect women from abusive relationships. Last year, over 15 women lost their lives due to domestic violence. Over the weekend another woman was killed by a man she shared two children with at her home in Dazelle Housing scheme on the east coast of Demerara. The woman was stabbed multiple times about the body. The suspect is in police custody and charges are expected to be laid soon.

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