Jan 23, 2014 News
After three years on the run, former beauty queen Carol Ann Lynch was yesterday brought before the court to face the murder charge long set to be reinstituted against her for the death of her husband, former Swiss House Cambio Managing Director Farouk Razac.
In the courtroom of the Chief Magistrate, Priya Sewnarine-Beharry, Lynch, once again stood accused of the capital offence. Decked in all black, the woman who once held the title of Mrs. South America, stood alone in the prisoner’s docks with her eyes fixed on the presiding Magistrate, as the charge of her husband’s murder was re-read to her.
The charge held her accountable for the 2007 murder of Razac. It alleges that on May 7, 2007 at Ireng Place, Bel Air Park, Georgetown, she committed the act.
Ever since the 2008 discharge of the matter, the charge which in 2010 was ordered to be reinstituted to Lynch by the Director of Public Prosecutions was only read to her yesterday as she had evaded the police for the past three years.
Lynch, who was represented by Defence Attorneys Peter Hugh and Latchmie Rahamat, was not required to plead since the charge was deemed indictable. She was later remanded until February 5 when the date for the commencement of the Preliminary Inquiry would be set.
Addressing the quiet courtroom at yesterday’s hearing, Attorney at Law Latchmie Rahamat first requested to have the second Preliminary Inquiry (PI) conducted before the Chief Magistrate.
The lawyer expressed confidence that the court will once again find her client innocent of the charge, since according to her there is no new evidence. “There is definitely no new evidence that warrants her being recharged.”
Rahamat claimed that Lynch’s former attorney had proceeded to the High Court requesting the new evidence, but it is yet to be provided. “So the outcome will be the same as when the then Magistrate Gordon Gilhuys presided,” Rahamat contended.
On the other hand, the Prosecution requested ‘some time’ to prepare the file. At the next court hearing they are expected to announce the number of witnesses they will present to support their case of murder.
In 2007, Lynch was accused of killing her husband but the charge was discharged in 2008 by the then Magistrate Gordon Gilhuys. In 2010, however, the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) had recommended that the murder charge be reinstituted against her.
Reports indicate that on May 7, 2007 Lynch discovered her husband’s lifeless body lying on the bedroom floor of their 106 Ireng Place, Bel Air Park, Georgetown, residence. Razac was purportedly found with blood oozing from his mouth.
The post mortem showed that the businessman died as a result of “asphyxiation (suffocation) due to possible ligature strangulation.”
Four days later his wife, Carol Ann was charged with his murder but in 2008, the Preliminary Inquiry (PI) ended when the then Magistrate discharged the accusations, citing insufficient evidence had been provided to establish a case of murder against her.
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