Nephew of George Bacchus testifies at Preliminary Inquiry
August 12, 2004
TWO witnesses, one of whom was the nephew of self-confessed, so-called death squad informant, George Bacchus, testified yesterday when the Preliminary Inquiry (PI) into his death continued.
Derrick Prince, Bacchus’s nephew, first took the witness box, where he completed his evidence-in-chief and was cross-examined by attorney-at-law Mr Vic Puran, who is appearing for two of the three accused, Fabian ‘Fabie’ Jessop and Debra ‘Debbie’ Douglas.
Otis Quires, a relative of Delon ‘Fat Boy’ Reynolds, the Number One accused, then gave his testimony and was also cross-examined by the lawyer.
Prince and Quires were ordered by presiding Magistrate, Bertlyn Reynolds to be back in Court next Monday, when the PI continues, to be cross-examined by Mr Glenn Hanoman. Hanoman, who was absent from yesterday’s hearing, is appearing on behalf of Reynolds, handyman of the Bacchus family.
On Tuesday, sister-in-law of the deceased, Mrs Jean Bacchus, led by Assistant Superintendent Richard Lowe for the Prosecution, gave her evidence-in-chief and was cross-examined by both Defence Counsel.
The trio is charged jointly with the June 24 unlawful killing of George Bacchus, popularly known as ‘Bombalay’ at his Princes Street home. The second charge is alleging that between June 22 and 24, they counselled, procured and commanded Reynolds to commit the crime.