Jul 05, 2018 News Comments Off on 2015 Soesdyke murder trial to commence next Monday
Eighteen year-old Eton Calistro appeared on Tuesday before Justice Brassington Reynolds and pleaded not guilty to a murder charge. His trial is scheduled to commence next week Monday at the High Court in Georgetown.
Calistro is accused of the July 2015 murder of 21-year-old CD vendor Leroy Moore also called ‘Jim Carey’ and ‘Carey’ which occurred at a bar located on the Soesdyke Public Road, East Bank Demerara.
According to reports, Moore, formerly of Caneview Avenue, South Ruimveldt Gardens, Georgetown, was stabbed twice in the chest during an altercation with four men at the bar. Kaieteur News understands that the young man would frequent the community to ply his trade as a push cart CD vendor.
Police, in a release said that Moore was at the bar when he became involved in an argument with a group of men and was repeatedly stabbed. Police said that the injured man was subsequently rushed to the Diamond Diagnostic Centre, where he was pronounced dead on arrival.
Calistro’s trial was expected to start soon after his arraignment before the Judge, as a panel of 12 jurors was selected to consider the evidence in the trial. However, the matter had to be put off until next Monday after Attorney-at-Law Stanley Moore, who was retained by the murder accused, withdrew his services.
The reason for him taking such a course was revealed in court. Nevertheless, Justice Reynolds granted the murder accused time to retain another lawyer. If this proves futile, Calistro will be afforded a State-assigned lawyer.
Prosecutors Tiffini Lyken, Narissa Leander and Seeta Bishundial are representing the State.
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