Carpenter charged for executing Bartica miner

first_img…denies having “issues” with deceasedThe family of slain 21-year-old Antonio Dos Santos, a miner from Bartica, Region Seven (Cuyuni-Mazaruni), is one step closer to receiving justice as the man who is allegedly responsible for the young man’s death is slated for the court of law on Monday.Dead: Antonio Dos SantosCommander of F Division (Interior locations), Kevin Adonis told this newspaper on Saturday that the carpenter, who is accused of the crime, will appear at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts on Monday.Meanwhile, a police source confirmed that the accused and the now dead man were known to each other, and while the alleged perpetrator did not admit to any problems that he and Dos Santos had, enough evidence has been garnered that point in the direction that the suspect is guilty in this matter.On Monday last, Dos Santos was said to have been imbibing in front of an entertainment bar at First Avenue, Bartica, around 02:25h when the suspect approached the young man and shot him twice in the left region of his chest.The shooter then made good his escape while attention by others had been diverted to rendering assistance to the bleeding Dos Santos.The injured man was rushed to the Bartica Regional Hospital, where he was treated and quickly referred to the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC).However, before Dos Santos could arrive in Georgetown, he succumbed to his injuries at about 07:05h at the Bartica Airstrip while being medevaced.Police commenced a hunt for the 29-year-old carpenter of First Avenue, Bartica, but the manhunt ended when the suspect was handed over to the police by his mother at about 17:15h on Monday last.This is the second incident in under two weeks where a young man was shot while imbibing in a public spot and lost his life.Earlier this month, 23-year-old Patrick Matthew Fraser at Bagotstown, East Bank Demerara (EBD), was also shot twice while imbibing with friends in an abandoned yard, known as the “drug yard” at Bagotstown.Fraser of Republic Park, EBD, died at the East Bank Demerara Regional Hospital (Diamond Hospital).Although no arrests have been made to date in relation to Fraser’s murder, investigators close to the matter had initially ruled out robbery as a motive for the young man’s death, stating that it appeared to be a “planned execution”.However, police say that investigations into this murder are presently on-going.last_img read more