A Longdenville man, who was charged with the murder of 13-year-old Joash Pantin, appeared before the Chaguanas Magistrates’ Court, to answer to the charge.
38-year-old Nari Maraj, of Cashew Gardens, Longdenville, was denied bail and remanded into custody when he stood before Magistrate Christine Charles on Thursday.
The victim, also of Cashew Gardens, was last seen playing with some neighbourhood friends on Saturday, December 1st and a missing person’s report was made to the Longdenville Police Post on the following day.
A search was carried out in the area which led to the discovery of the victim’s body in a bushy area approximately 200 metres away from his home.
The accused and a 15-year-old boy were initially detained for enquiries into the matter on Monday, December 3rd.
However, the minor was subsequently released and Maraj was charged following advice received from Deputy Director of Public Prosecutions, Joan Honore Paul.
Investigations were supervised by Acting Inspector Corrie, while WPC Callender, all of the Homicide Bureau of Investigations Region 3, laid the charges.
The matter was adjourned to Thursday, January 10th, 2019.