The prosecution’s final witness, Troy Bacon, failed again this week to appear in court, causing a halt in the preliminary inquiry into the Kaieteur News killings.
The matter is being heard by Magistrate Nigel Hawke, at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Court.
As the matter was called yesterday Bacon’s name was called repeatedly by the court orderly. The matter had to be adjourned to September 3, when it is likely that the prosecution would have Bacon in custody.
A summon was served on the witness a week prior to attending court, but he failed to do so. After failing to attend court, an arrest warrant was issued by Magistrate Hawke.
On the last occasion, Inspector Trevor Reid had given his 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 two months ago.
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