On Friday, a 23-year-old security guard was remanded to prison for the murder of Laine Avenue, West Limefeld construction worker Dexter McFarlane.
Oyama Patterson, nicknamed Shemroy of Hardina Street, Wortmanville, Georgetown, appeared before Chief Justice Anne McClennan of the Georgetown Magistrate’s Court.
Patterson didn’t have to plead for the death sentence reading he murdered McFarlane on November 11, 2022.
Assistant Police Chief Neville Jeffers told the court that a second defendant, a minor, will be charged next week in McFarlane’s murder.
Prosecutor Jeffers told the court that on the day in question, Patterson, along with another man, got into an altercation with a group of men.
During the altercation, Patterson was allegedly beaten, but managed to escape.
However, Patterson, along with another man, armed with a handgun, returned to the location.
According to Jeffers, the duo opened fire on a group of men, including the victim.
The victim was shot and fell to the ground. He was taken to Georgetown Public Hospital and died during treatment.
Prosecutors told the court that Patterson and his teenage accomplice were arrested Monday at No. 53 Village in Colentine, Birvis.
He added that not only is there CCTV footage linking Patterson to the crime, but it is also drawing attention to police that the accused admitted to the murder.
The Chief Justice of the Peace held Patterson in custody until November 29.
Representing Patterson were attorneys Narissa Leander, Edriana Stevens and Sean Shuram.