The Voir Dire (trial within a trial) for the two men accused of killing Enterprise, East Coast Demerara resident Davechand Appanna continued yesterday before Justice Winston Patterson.
On trial for the murder are Kennese Glasgow, called ‘Zachery’ or ‘Juma’, and Dexter Headley called ‘Mas’. The men allegedly committed the act on August 17, 2004.
Representing the state are prosecutors Mrs. Teshana James-Lake, in association with Miss Zamilla Ali from the Director of Public Prosecutions’ Chambers.
The two men are being represented by attorneys at law Basil Williams and Maxwell Mc Kay.
As the matter continued yesterday Detective Sergeant Chabinauth Singh was called to give evidence.
The matter was later adjourned and is expected to continue today.
Kemrajie Appanna, the wife of the deceased gave evidence related to the night the incident happened at their Enterprise, East Coast Demerara residence.
She recounted that three men whom she did not recognize attacked her home, killing her husband Davechand Appanna. She was chopped.
Mrs. Appanna said that she was awakened by the sounds of her dogs barking. The couple peeped from a window and saw a man removing panes from a louvre window.
Two men in camouflage outfits appeared and one of them stabbed Appanna with a knife, his wife told the court.
A cutlass was taken from the couple’s home and she was chopped to the head.
The woman told the court that the three men after attacking the family, escaped through a back door, however this was challenged by the defence causing her to admit that such a statement could not be truthful, since she admitted that she fell unconscious from a blow to the head, and only regained consciousness on a hospital bed.
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