April criminal sessions open
Guyana Chronicle – April 2, 2008
THE April criminal sessions of the Demerara Assizes opened yesterday with the traditional ceremonial parade and the inspection of the Guard of Honour, by Justice Dawn Gregory-Barnes, who took the salute at the March Past outside the Victoria Law Courts building in Georgetown.
It was the first time that criminal sessions would proceed concurrently after Acting Chief Justice Ian Chang did not postpone the opening to await the conclusion of the unfinished session.
Judge orders probation report on manslaughter convict
ANTHONY Cyrus called ‘Tony’, who strangled his reputed wife, Melanie Hinds on March 21, 2004, was yesterday convicted of manslaughter.
He pleaded guilty to the lesser offence and Justice Dawn Gregory-Barnes ordered a probation report on his background, pending sentence on April 21.
Until then, the convict has been remanded to prison.
State Prosecutor Dionne McCammon, who accepted the plea, said the unlawful killing followed a row between the prisoner and the victim who wounded him with an ice pick.
At Demerara Assizes…
Submissions continuing in schoolgirl manslaughter case
SENIOR Counsel Bernard De Santos, representing the accused in the schoolgirl manslaughter case at the Demerara Assizes, yesterday concluded his no-case submissions.
State Prosecutor Ganesh Hira will reply to those arguments today.
In the dock is Lititia Bowen, 19, who is indicted for unlawfully killing Jacklyn Levius, 34, on November 30, 2005, in a Woolford Avenue, Georgetown school compound.
Larceny defendant, attempted murder accused remanded
TRAVIS Chase, 21, of Lot 80 Prince William Street, Plaisance, East Coast Demerara, is one of two men refused bail yesterday, by Magistrate Fazil Azeez at Leonora Court.
The defendant pleaded not guilty to a simple larceny charge, which said, last March 22, at Met-en-Meerzorg, also on West Coast Demerara, he stole a $120,000 digital camera belonging to Anjanie Singh.
The virtual complainant told the Court the theft took place on Phagwah Day when she invited Chase to her home.
He will remain incarcerated until April 24.
The other remanded prisoner, Noel Persaud, 31, of Lot 40 Independence Street, La Grange, West Bank Demerara, is accused of attempting to commit suicide and attempted murder.
Particulars of the indictable offences said, on March 19, at La Grange, Persaud tried to kill himself and to administer a poisonous substance to a 15-year-old girl.
His case was transferred to Vreed-en-Hoop Court, on West Coast Demerara, too, for today.
Two carnal knowledge accused refused bail
TWO men, facing separate carnal knowledge charges, were both remanded to prison yesterday by Principal Magistrate Melissa Robertson-Ogle.
One of the prisoners, Shurland Benn, of Warapana, Pomeroon, is alleged to have carnally known a 14-year-old girl last March 26 at Charity, Essequibo Coast.
His case was transferred to Charity Court and he will remain in jail until May 8, one day more than Sherwin Fiedtkou called ‘Buck Man’, 20, who, allegedly, committed the offence on a 16-year-old last March 24.
The accused, of Lot 651 Mandela Avenue, East La Penitence, Georgetown, told the Court he rears pitbulls for a living.