16-year-old remanded for murdering 10-year-old  Sophia boy

A juvenile was today charged and remanded to the juvenile holding center after being charged with the murder of 10-year-old boy during a robbery in Sophia, Greater Georgetown.

The 16-year-old appeared at the Sparendaam Magistrates Court before Magistrate Alisha George.

He was not required to plead to the indictable charge which stated that on March 11, 2021, at C Field Sophia, he murdered 10-year-old Anthony Cort during the course of a robbery.

The teenager was remanded to the holding center until May 12, 2021.

According to reports, the child was with his mother two houses from where he resides when two males wearing face masks and armed with handguns invaded the property belonging to a 44-year-old businesswoman.

The 10-year-old was in the upper flat of the home located at C Field Sophia in the company of others when the bandits approached the victims at the said bottom flat and held them at gunpoint.

The women were relieved of two cell phones valued at $80,000 each, two gold bands valued at $100,000, two gold finger rings valued at $100,000, one gold chain valued at $100,000, and $80,000 cash.

The suspects then ordered the victims to the upper flat of the house via a northern door during which, the 10-year-old was about to exit a north-eastern bedroom when one of the bandits discharged a round hitting him to his left upper shoulder.

The bandits then ran north, jumped a zinc fence, and made good their escape.

Shortly after, the EMT Ambulance Services responded and pronounced the child dead.