Princes Street execution PI continues

Kaieteur News

June 10, 2004

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THE Preliminary Inquiry into the shooting to death of Shafeek Bacchus, the Princes Street cattle framer, continued yesterday before Chief Magistrate Juliet Holder-Allen.

At yesterday’s proceedings Detective Corporal Gravesande and Detective Constable Herbert Henry continued evidence-in-chief about their involvement during the investigation following Bacchus’s death.

The men were both cross-examined by defence councils Vic Pooran and Campton Richardson.

Bacchus was reportedly murdered outside his home at Princes Street, Lodge on January 5, 2004 when gunmen reportedly opened fire on him.

Following Bacchus’s death, his brother, George Bacchus reportedly fingered the Manager of Auby’s Wine Bar, Mark Thomas; proprietor of A&D Funeral Home, Ashton King and former police officer, Shawn Hinds as the persons who shot his brother.

After subsequent investigation law enforcement officers arrested and charged Thomas, King and Hinds with the capital offence of murder.

However Thomas collapsed while the charges were being read to him and later died at the Georgetown Public Hospital.

Meanwhile, Hinds of Eccles Housing Scheme and King of Pineapple Street are still on remand since bail is not executed with the capital offence charge.

The matter will resume next Wednesday.