Peterson Charles of Yampiece has been charged for the murder of Thomas Paul, also of Yampiece.

Charles, who appeared at a Roseau Magistrate’s court this morning, allegedly inflicted a cutlass wound to Thomas’s head last weekend. The incident, according to reports, stem from a dispute over 50 cents from gambling.

Charles was formally charged with attempted murder and grievous bodily harm following the incident. Thomas was hospitalised in the Intensive Care Unit at the Princess Margaret Hospital but died several days later on December 17.

Charles has been remanded and is scheduled to reappear in court on June 14 for the preliminary inquiry into the matter.

Disclosure was ordered to be made to Dyer and Dyer Chambers on or before February 28, 2011.