Final prosecution witness places PI in limbo
… Kaieteur News pressmen killings
Troy Bacon, the final prosecution witness who the police are seeking to help complete the preliminary inquiry into the Kaieteur Killings has placed the case in limbo.
Bacon has failed to appear in court for the past two months even though he was served with a summons. An arrest warrant was also issued for Bacon by the presiding magistrate, Nigel Hawke, at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Court.
When the matter was called again this week, Bacon again failed to attend court, forcing the matter to be adjourned to July 29.
On the last occasion, Inspector Trevor Reid had given evidence in chief about the matter.
The inspector spoke about his role in the investigation and subsequent arrests of the defendants. He was crossed examined by Police Prosecutor, Hugh Winter. Reexamination was declined by attorney at law Compton Richardson.
A police corporal also gave evidence in chief about five post mortem examinations which were conducted by Chief Pathologist, Dr. Bridgemohan.
The corporal told the court that he was given a detailed report about the cause of death of each of the five pressmen.
Cross examination was done by Police Prosecutor Robert Tyndall. Reexamination was declined by defence lawyer Compton Richardson. The post mortem reports were then tendered into evidence.
On trial for the murders are Dwight Da Silva, Quincy Evans, “Nasty-man” a juvenile. Jermaine “Skinny” Charles, now deceased, had also been charged for the murders. He was killed in a confrontation with the police at Kuru Kururu last August.
After a number of adjournments over the past year, the PI recommenced earlier this month.