Killers still on the loose from 2003
January 4, 2004
It may be a New Year but residents of Stanleytown, West Bank Demerara, still have the same old fears about wanted man Neil Bovell being in their midst.
Young women fled the village following a rampage by Bovell, and a bungled police chase which left 70-year-old resident, Eustace Small, dead.
"People are still afraid. Once they know he deh round they would continue to be fearful," one person told this newspaper yesterday.
Bovell is wanted for allegedly killing his reputed wife, Phillipa Harrison in September during a domestic dispute, for questioning in relation to the murder of Vernon Bernard who was burnt in his home in October and the subsequent abduction of Bernard's daughter.
Speaking to this newspaper, the resident said that over recent weeks Bovell had not been spotted, but reports were that he was still roaming the village.
He said a vigilante group was formed to help apprehend him and since then Bovell was not moving in the open as before. Stabroek News was told that residents were helping to feed and shelter Bovell whose relatives are from the area.
The police also failed this year to apprehend Pooran Deonarine of Canal Number Two Polder, who is wanted for the murder of 57-year-old Bibi Alima Ally and the attempted murder of Rahaman Kudrat.
The fugitive, who was a taxi driver, went berserk on the evening of October 27 and allegedly opened fire on the woman in her own yard when she objected to him attacking a man with whom he had a dispute.
Doenarine had discharged two rounds behind the man he was chasing and while in pursuit ran into the woman's yard. At that point, Ally told him not to enter her yard and he then discharged three rounds into her upper body.
During the shooting spree he also shot her husband, Asgar Ally in his leg when the 62yearold man asked him why he had shot his wife. Kudrat received two bullets, one damaging his left eye.
Police have also failed to apprehend Mark Louchee who shot and killed Collis De Abreu of Alberttown in front of the Blue Iguana night club in September. A wanted bulletin was issued for Louchee whom the police said they knew well.