Jun 24, 2018 News
The Preliminary Inquiry (PI) into the attempted murder charge against businesswoman Maryann Daby, who allegedly tried to kill a police officer will commence on July 12, before a City Magistrate.
Daby, 25, of 127 D’Aguiar Park, Houston, Georgetown, is currently out on $750,000 High Court bail.
The woman is accused of pointing a loaded gun at a police officer’s head and pulling the trigger, in an attempt to kill him.
On the day of the matter in the Magistrates’ court, she was not required to plead to the charge which alleged that on May 13, at Albert Street, Thomas Lands, Georgetown, with intent to commit murder, she attempted to discharge a loaded firearm at Police Constable Christopher Kissoon.
Last Friday, when the matter was called before Senior Magistrate Leron Daly, in the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts, the prosecutor told the court that investigations into the matter are complete.
Statements are still to be filed. According to the prosecution, the PI will be ready for commencement on the given date.
According to reports, on the day in question Daby and her friends were at the Georgetown Motor Racing and Sports Club. Constable Kissoon, who was off-duty and was at the Club at the time, reportedly heard what appeared to be gunshots.
While checking for the source of the gunfire, he reportedly saw Daby firing rounds into the air. He said that he confronted her.
Daby allegedly became annoyed and allegedly pointed a firearm to the officer’s head and pulled the trigger.
Fortunately, there were no more rounds in the gun.
Daby who is also charged for having in her possession an unlicensed pistol along with six live rounds, will also go on trial before the same Magistrate.
The attempt murder charge and the unlawful possession of arms and ammunition charges arise from the same circumstances.
It is alleged that on May 13, last at Albert Street, Thomas Lands, Georgetown, she had a .32 pistol in her possession when she was not the holder of a firearm licence enforced at the time.
It was further alleged that on the same day, she had six live rounds of .32 ammunition in her possession, when she was not the holder of a firearm licence enforced at the time.
She denied the charges after they were read to her.
At Daby’s first court appearance before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan, she was remanded to prison after the Chief Magistrate cited public safety.
However, her lawyer, Mark Waldron, went to the High Court and made an application before Justice Sandil Kissoon, who granted the woman $250,000 bail on each of the three charges.
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