Still with massive police shield in and around the courtroom, alleged self-confessed murderer Colin Jones along with his younger brother Jahfar Simpson and Randy Mars made yet another court appearance yesterday at the Georgetown Magistrate’s Court before (ag) Chief Magistrate Priya Beharry.
At yesterday’s hearing, lawyer for the three, George Thomas, reiterated the call for his client, Colin Jones, to be medically examined by a specialist, so as to evaluate if he is psychologically able to stand trial for the offences instituted against him.
Thomas said that Magistrate Sueanna Lovell had made an order for Mars to be scrutinized by a doctor. The attorney added that the relevant officials have made no such attempts.
After a lengthy submission by defense counsel George Thomas, Magistrate Beharry postponed the case of attempt murder for the death of Jones accomplices, Kurt Thierens and Adriano Tracey, which occurred at Loo Creek, Soesdyke/Linden Highway for January 24.
The case of attempted murder and discharging a loaded firearm at Clayton Westford, detective constable Dharmindra Indrapaul, and police constable Rajendra Singh, was forwarded to another court for Monday, January 10.
The Magistrate also made the case of setting alight the building of the Ministry of Health and Supreme Court of Guyana returnable on February 3.
George Thomas, who represented Jones during one hearing, asked for a psychological examination to be carried out on Jones when the accused made his first hearing.
The lawyer was of the view that Jones was not of sound mind to stand trial for any of the charges against him. Jones on that occasion told the Magistrate “I don’t need no examination….I’m alright.”
On that occasion, Police Prosecutor Stephen Telford told the court that on November 25, last, acting on information the police went to a house where Jones was said to be at the time. A search was conducted and Jones was spotted. Upon seeing the police he tried to escape but was caught.
Telford added that the police found a number of items in the house. He added that Jones allegedly admitted that the articles belonged to him. He also gave the police several other locations where a quantity of ammunition and two AK-47 rifles were found.
Following Jones’s appearance, the charges against Deon Thompson and Ulei McQuede were read.
The two are accused of knowingly harbouring two wanted men between August 14 and November 26, 2010 with the knowledge that they were wanted in connection with arson and murders.
The court was told that Jones would stay at Thompson’s home and that the latter provided them with basic accommodation.
The prosecutor said that McQuede was sent to a Western Union outlet on three occasions to collect money on Thierens’s behalf.
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