Man remanded for Berbice taxi driver’s 2010 murder
A man who was alleged to have murdered a taxi driver in 2010 was yesterday remanded to jail by Chief Magistrate Priya Beharry at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Court, yesterday.
Stephen Campbell, of Lot 5 Number Seven Village, Berbice, was not required to plead to the indictable charge of murder.
The police said that between June 9 and June 10, 2010 at Number 7 Village, Berbice, he murdered Trevor Kissoon. Attorney-at-law Patrice Henry is appearing for the accused.
Police prosecutor Phillip Sheriff, said that the victim was a taxi driver employed at a taxi service. The deceased responded to a call for a pick up at Canje Turn, but calls to his radio and handset went unanswered.
The following day, the prosecutor said, the deceased’s battered body was found next to a trench. The prosecutor said that the victim had multiple injuries to the head and about his body.
Sheriff said that investigations over a period of time led to the accused. He requested that the accused be remanded to jail. The Magistrate then remanded Campbell.
An autopsy performed on the deceased in June of 2010 revealed that the victim died of shock and haemorrhage. The results showed that Kissoon sustained a laceration to the brain as a result of a fractured skull.
Information had revealed that the caller who requested a taxi at the Canje Turn just after 23:00 hours on the night of the incident, specifically wanted the particular model vehicle Kissoon was driving, a Toyota Carina. The person had placed two phone calls and had waited until it was available.
Reports were that another taxi service received calls asking for a ‘pick up’ in the said model vehicle.
The body of 27-year-old Trevor Kissoon, of 25 Alexander Street, New Amsterdam, Berbice was fished out of a canal at Number Seven Village, Berbice. He was an employee of the J&N Taxi Service.
The police received a tip-off that a body was floating in the said waterway. It was later identified by family members as the body of the taxi driver.
This publication was told that the accused did not admit to the murder but reportedly said that he was in company of those responsible.