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Man to answer charge for death of elderly Stubbs resident

Man to answer charge  for death of elderly Stubbs resident


Stubbs resident Viv Simon has been charged with the murder of Errol Sutton, a 74-year-old resident of Georgetown and Stubbs, who was fatally shot in the head two weeks ago.

Simon, 36, appeared before the Serious Offences Court on Monday, but was not allowed to enter a plea, as the charge is indic-table. Instead, he would reappear before the court on January 1, 2017, when a Preliminary Inquiry into the matter would be held.

He is represented by attorney Ronald Marks.{{more}}

Sutton was shot around noon on October 11, by a lone gunman who fired three shots into the elderly man’s head while he was making his way to the Stubbs Police Station to return an injury/medical report form.

In an interview, Sutton’s niece, Corlene McDonald, said that her uncle had a long-standing dispute over some land with some other landowners in the area, a matter that had even reached the court.

According to McDonald, Sutton was chopped on his finger, hand and toe and as a result fell over and bruised parts of his body. She further stated that after being wounded, her uncle went to the police station where he was given a form to take to the Stubbs Polyclinic. It was while returning the form that he was shot and killed. (AS)