[Editor’s note:This document was released both as a State Department cable as part of its 1981 FOIA release, and as Serial 1520 of the FBI’s RYMUR release. ]
UNCLASSIFIED FBB 328
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0 191747Z DEC 78
FM AMEMBASSY GEORGETOWN
TO SECSTATE WASHDC NIACT IMMEDIATE 8496
UNCLAS GEORGETOWN 4354
E.O. 12065: NA
TAGS: CARR, GY (JONES, STEPHAN) (BEIKMAN, CHARLES)
SUBJ: W/W ARRESTS: STEPHAN JONES: CHARLES BEIKMAN
REF: GEORGETOWN 4349
1. It was announced this morning (Dec 19) during the preliminary inquiry into the deaths of Linda Sharon Harris (a.k.a. Sharon Amos) et al. that Stephan Jones had been charged with the attempted murder of Stephanie Jones. Subsequently, Stephan Jones appeared in the accused dock with Charles Beikman and a police man swore to the accuracy of the charges.
2. As predicted reftel, because both Beikman and Jones will stand accused together.
The preliminary inquiry will now have to start all over again. Magistrate Christian fixed the date for the reading of the police report for Jan 10, 1979. (Reading the report is necessary before the inquiry can begin.)
3. Regular format arrest cable will follow after Conoff [Consular Officer] visit to Jones.
Burke [John Burke, American ambassador to Guyana]