Eustace Griffith, who is accused of the July 04, 2016 fatal stabbing of a vagrant was on Wednesday arraigned before Justice Navindra Singh at the High Court in Demerara.
Griffith pleaded not guilty to the charge which alleged that on the day in question, he murdered 45-year-old Steven Dexter Arthur at Hadfield Street, Georgetown. Griffith’s trial will commence next Tuesday, November 10, 2020 before a 12-person jury at the High Court in Demerara.
Griffith is being represented by Attorney-at-Law Maxwell McKay, while State Counsel Tyra Bakker is presenting the case for the prosecution. According to reports, Arthur of Pouderoyen, West Bank Demerara was stabbed to the stomach during an altercation with Griffith.
Based on reports, the men were involved in a fight after Arthur threw a banana peel at Griffith. During the scuffle, Griffith armed himself with a knife and stabbed Arthur. Following the fight, the murder accused ran into the Brickdam Police Station where he was arrested. Reports are that Arthur was a drug abuser who did odd jobs around the Bourda Market.