One more witness testifies in Bacchus murder case
June 3, 2004
THE preliminary inquiry (PI) into the charge against the men accused of murdering cattle farmer Shafeek Bacchus had a shortened continuation yesterday because of the bomb scare (see other story on this page).
Chief Magistrate Juliet Holder-Allen adjourned the proceedings to next Wednesday after Police Constable Gerald Aaron concluded his evidence-in-chief and was cross-examined by both Defence Counsel Compton Richardson and Vic Puran.
Ex-policeman Sean Hinds and Ashton King, co-owner of A&D Funeral Parlour, are jointly accused of the January 5 murder outside the victim's home in Princes Street, Lodge, Georgetown.
Mark Thomas alias 'Kerzorkee', who was jointly accused with them, died under controversial circumstances before facing the Court.
Police Chief Inspector Gordon Peters withdrew the charge against the deceased last February 18 and State Counsel Simone Morris, from the Chambers of the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP), is prosecuting in the case.