A third person has been charged in connection with the gruesome murder of a young man of Georgetown.
Lisroy Bacchus, 33 of Georgetown appeared at the Serious Offences Court on March 8. He is charged with assisting with the murder of Sheldon Welch.
Bacchus is the cousin of Javid DaSilva, who was charged with the murder of Sheldon Welch on Monday, March 6.
Bacchus is charged that on March 2, knowing or believing that Javid Dasilva and [name of teenager], both of Georgetown having committed the offence of Murder or some other relevant offence on Sheldon Welch of Georgetown did without lawful authority or reasonable excuse assist the said Javid DaSilva and [name of teenager] by transporting the body of Sheldon Welch to Morne Garu Mountain and burying him with intent to impede the apprehension or prosecution of the said Javid Dasilva and [name of teenager].
Bacchus is being represented by Counsel Grant Connell and was not required to plea to the indictable charge.
Chief Magistrate Rechanne Browne granted bail in the sum of $20,000 with one surety and associated conditions.
He was however remanded in custody as no one turned up to sign surety. The matter is adjourned to March 27 for paper committal.
On Monday, March 6, Javid Dasilva, the 22-year-old brother of the deceased and a 15 year old were jointly charged with murder when they appeared at the Serious Offences Court .
They are charged that on March 2 at Georgetown with malice aforethought they caused the death of Sheldon Welch of Caratal, Georgetown by an unlawful act.
They were not required to plea to the indictable charge and were remanded in custody.
The matter is adjourned to April 18 for the commencement of a preliminary inquiry.
The body parts of Welch were discovered in a pit in the Morne Garu mountains near Georgetown late on Friday, March 3.
The alarm was raised on Friday morning after the 28-year-old man, also known as “Butters” went missing, and a blood stained sheet and clothing were found at his home.