Kevin ‘Tuggy’ George
January 13, 2023
Preliminary Inquiry begins into the 2022 murder of Kevin George

DIAMOND residents, 22 year old Tearon James and 25 year old Lesroy Stapleton appeared in the Serious Offences Court on January 9, before Chief Magistrate, Rechanne Browne for the commencement of their preliminary Inquiry (PI).

The man are jointly charged that on January 29, 2022 at Diamond with malice aforethought, they caused the death of Kevin George of Diamond by an unlawful act.

James is being represented by Counsel, Duane Daniel, while Stapleton is being represented by Israel Bruce.

Several witnesses were called to testify including the mother of the deceased who had to be handed tissues after she began to get emotional.

The two men were already charged in February 1, 2022 for the death of George.

However, James is facing a charge of murder, while Stapleton faced a lesser charge of manslaughter which was later upgraded to a murder charge.

Kevin George, who was a 27-year-old labourer at the time of his death, was allegedly involved in an altercation at around midday on Saturday, January 29. During this altercation the parties are said to have received injuries.

George was taken to the Stubbs Polyclinic but died from the wounds he received, and James was warded at the Milton Cato Memorial Hospital. Stapleton, was not injured.

The PI will determine whether the matter will be sent to the High Court for trial.