Mar 08, 2016 News
– Relatives of nine prisoners still to come forward
Post mortem examinations were conducted on the bodies of eight of the 17 prisoners, who perished on
Thursday, after they were trapped in a raging fire in the Capital A Block of the Camp Street Prison.
The examinations were done by Government Pathologist, Dr. Nehaul Singh, at both the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC) and the Memorial Gardens and Crematorium.
The bodies were released to relatives after the post mortem examinations were done.
This newspaper was told that three out of the remaining nine bodies were burnt beyond recognition and DNA tests might have to be done. Relatives of the other six are still to claim the bodies.
The examinations, yesterday, revealed that the eight prisoners died as a result of burns they sustained.
However, one woman, Joy Castello is questioning the pathologist’s findings. She said that the result showed that her son, Sherwin Trotman, died as a result of burns he sustained but when she viewed his remains, his neck seemed broken.
PM examinations were done on Anthony Primo; Guyana Defence Force (GDF)’s Lance Corporal Aaron Eastman; Jermaine Otto; Randolph Marks; Rayon Paddy; Shaka McKenzie; Andrew Philander (Jnr); and Sherwin Trotman.
Relatives of Anthony Primo; Kirk Clarke; Latchman Partab; Chaitram Dharamdat; Rohan Teekaran; Hilary Amos; Ashraf Ali; Delroy Williams; Clifton Joseph and Richard Hubbard are yet to come forward to claim them.
Kaieteur News understands that most of the burnt prisoners’ relatives were only able to identify their loved ones by the tattoos on their bodies since their faces were burnt beyond recognition.
Castello said that she was only able to identify her son by his tattoo. “He has a tattoo of his daughter’s name
on his hand and that’s how we identified him. It was hard to identify him because my son fair and this person black, black, black.”
She explained that it seemed as if her son was holding onto the prison grill because of the position of his hands.
“His knuckles and hand burn up like when he was holding onto the grill. His neck is way back,” the woman claimed, but the PM did not show that he suffered from any neck injuries.
Sherwin Trotman was no stranger at the Camp Street Prison.
In July 2015, he was remanded to prison after he allegedly trailed rice farmer, Hardat Kissoon, from a city bank and fatally shot him during a minibus robbery at the University of Guyana Road, Turkeyen.
In 2012, the Sophia resident was remanded to prison on four charges. He was accused of abducting the mother of his children and allegedly robbing her family at gunpoint.
And, in 2009, he was remanded after being involved in the attempted murder of one man and armed robbery of another.
Andrew Philander (Snr), the relative of another of the victims said that he was able to identify his son, Andrew (Jnr) by his hair and partially burnt trousers.
Philander (Jnr) was charged for the August 30, 2007 murder of mango trader, Kumar Singh. He was remanded while awaiting trial in the high court.
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