Morris Prince, 31, who was arrested and charged for the murder of Oriley Small on Thursday last week made his appearance before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts.
He was not required to plead to the indictable charge which alleged that on March 19, 2016 at Smyth Street, Georgetown, he murdered Oriley Small.
His attorney Mike Valdren made an unsuccessful application for bail and Prince was remanded to prison.
He will next appear in court on April 14.
Oriley was gunned down moments after returning home from a night club. His body was discovered at approximately 03:00h by his mother.
Based on reports, Oriley had just returned home when gunmen approached him and opened fire. He was reportedly shot to the head, hand, feet, abdomen and eyes.
Guyana Times understands that Morris Prince called “Max” of Ruimveldt, Georgetown, was arrested shortly after the shooting incident.
Small was of questionable character being charged on numerous occasions. Back in 2013, he was charged with break and enter and larceny committed on Central Electronics located on Robb Street, Georgetown.
It was alleged that he along with an accomplice, David Lynch broke and entered Central Electronics and stole a quantity of items, which included a flat screen television and a metal safe, along with an undisclosed sum of cash.
Also in February 2013, he was fingered in an attempted robbery of Wayne Heber at Premneranjan Place, Prashad Nagar which left three bandits dead. Those killed were Tony Ogle, 42, called ‘Skin Teeth’ and‘Ninja’ of Callendar Street, Albouystown, Leon Gittens, 24, called ‘Cow’ of Hill Street, Albouystown and Shawn Brown.
In addition, Small was shot along with four others during a shooting at the National Cultural Centre, Mandela Avenue, back in 2009.