The preliminary inquiry into the Kaieteur News pressmen killings, continued again yesterday before Magistrate Nigel Hawke, at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Court.
At yesterday’s session, Savatri Tarwattie, also known as “Lisa”, and Sergeant Trevor Gravesande, both gave evidence about the matter.
The prosecution is currently seeking to bring the preliminary inquiry to an end with the help of, Mark Benjamin, Rickford Spellman, and Collette Daniels of Norton Street, Bagotstown; and Troy Bacon, also of Norton Street, Bagotstown.
Tarwattie merely spoke about identifying Mark Maikoo after the shooting at the Eccles printing press.
Sergeant Gravesande gave evidence in chief about a caution statement which was allegedly given by Dwight Da Silva, after he was detained by police. He was later cross-examined by Attorney at Law, Compton Richardson.
On trial for the murders are Dwight Da Silva, Quincy Evans and “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.Final witnesses turn up
After a number of adjournments over the past year, the PI recommenced earlier this month.
Edgar Stewart, Cobeer Persaud, Nadine Wegman, Rasheed Mohamed, and Ganesh Persaud have all taken the witness box.
A male Lance Corporal of Police also gave evidence into the matter. The policeman had also testified about a caution statement, which he reportedly took from Dwight Da Silva. He was cross-examined by Attorney at Law, Compton Richardson.
The Lance Corporal also told the court about his role in the investigation into the August 8, 2006, slaying of the pressmen at Eccles, East Bank Demerara.
The preliminary inquiry had been placed on hold, after Magistrate Gordon Gilhuys was involved in a shooting incident.
A Police Inspector along with a Corporal has testified in the matter.
Dwight Da Silva, Quincy Evans and “Nasty Man”, are accused of killing five pressmen. Richard Stewart, Shazim Mohamed, Chetram Persaud, Eion Wegman and Mark Maikoo. The victims were all shot at the Kaieteur News’ Eccles facility.
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