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MAHAICA RESIDENT FOUND GUILTY OF KILLING NEIGHBOUR

50-year-old Foster Gravesande was on Thursday found guilty of murdering his 49-year-old neighbour, Courtney Porter back in April 2017.

Foster Gravesande

Trial Judge Navindra Singh has deferred sentencing for the murder convict until January 07, 2021, when a probation report will be presented to the court. Gravesande had initially pleaded not guilty to the charge which alleged that on April 09, 2017, he murdered Porter, a father of three.

Gravesande of Jonestown, Mahaicia, East Coast Demerara was represented by Attorney-at-Law Dexter Todd, while the case for the prosecution was presented by State Counsel Teriq Mohammed.

According to reports, Porter was beaten by Gravesande with a piece of wood. Reports are that Gravesande had accused the now dead man of pulling his wife’s clothing.

Following the beaten, Gravesande fled the scene and was captured in Police ‘F’ Division. Porter was hospitalized for more than two weeks before succumbing to his injuries.

An autopsy revealed that he sustained a fractured skull and neck. His cause of death was given as brain haemorrhage due to blunt force trauma.

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