By Latoya Giles
One person has been charged in connection with the execution-style killing of Charlestown resident Mark Caesar called ‘Lil Mark’.
The man Dexter Marshall, 21, of Lot 8 Front Road, West Ruimveldt, was not required to plead to the indictable charge of murder when he appeared before Magistrate Priya Beharry at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Court.
Marshall is reportedly the sibling of murdered Industry, East Coast Demerara resident, Steve Jupiter.
Jupiter also known as ‘Steve Man’, his reputed wife Fiona Singh and their son Neil Jupiter, Christopher Gordon 38, called “Bigga” and Sherwin Jerome 39, called “Dice Head” were killed after gunmen opened fire at a vehicle transporting them.
Police Commissioner Henry Greene had said that Jupiter was suspected to have been a paid hit-man, an enforcer and also a transporter of drugs.
As the charge was read to Marshall he appeared to be shocked and had a confused look on his face.
It is alleged that on October 1, he murdered Mark Caesar called “Lil Mark”.
His attorney Vic Puran told the court that the identification parade was tampered with.
According to Puran, his client’s photograph was shown to the “eyewitness” minutes before the ID parade was conducted.
However Police Prosecutor Lionel Harvey told the court that the police never conducted an identification parade.
The magistrate subsequently remanded the accused and he is now expected to make his next court appearance on November 11.
Petal Marshall, a sister of the accused, told Kaieteur News that she is very puzzled as to why her youngest brother was charged.
According to the woman, the police arrested her sibling on Thursday last, without stating what he was being arrested for. Marshall said that the police never said that he was wanted in connection with Caesar’s murder.
“They never tell us that they arresting he for Li’l Mark murder…..” the woman lamented.
She further told this publication that it was only after the police issued wanted bulletins for several businessmen, that they became aware it was under the suspicion that he was involved in the murder.
The woman said after the arrest warrants were issued and a number of the businessmen made themselves available to the police, her brother was placed on $100,000 station bail.
However Marshall said that the family comes from meagre means and was not able to raise the bail.
Yesterday the woman said relatives took meals for her brother and still the police never said that they were going to charge him for the murder.
“We took breakfast for him….and still them ain’t say that they were charging him,” the woman said.
Marshall said it was just out of sheer luck, that relatives became aware that her brother had been charged and remanded to prison.
The woman said she believes that justice only goes one side because her brother is innocent of the charge.
“Justice, I don’t even know the word….it doesn’t exist…” cried the woman.
According to reports, Caesar was sitting on a fire hydrant on Broad and Adelaide Streets when a white, tinted vehicle approached.
It is reported that several men then exited and pumped several bullets into his body. There are reports that the killers continued to shoot even as Caesar lay mortally wounded on the parapet.
Only last December, Caesar was also wounded during an altercation with an off-duty policeman outside the Roopa’s Bar in Kitty.
One of Caesar’s friends, 28-year-old Hewley Nicholas Barker, of Norton Street, Lodge, was slain in that same altercation. (Latoya Giles)
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