Man who killed alleged “bird thief” granted bail

A man who allegedly defended himself from a “bird thief” was on Monday granted bail for man slaughter by the Chief Magistrate, Ann McLennan in the Georgetown Magistrate Court 1.

The elderly man, Peter Jansen, was not required to plead to the indictable charge which alleges that on Labor Day he killed Shelton Jordan.

The police prosecutor did not object to bail and he was released on $280,000, he will return to court on the 28th May, 2018.

It is alleged that on the day in question, Jansen was allegedly walking his caged bird in the Sophia area, when Jordan rode up on a motorbike and snatched the bird from him, a scuffled ensued and the alleged “bird thief” whipped out a knife, the elderly man allegedly disarm the young “bird thief” and stabbed him to death in front of the GPL power station in Sophia.

Residents of the area complained bitterly about men riding up on bikes and snatching their caged birds, which is worth thousands of dollars

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