George Bacchus murder
Nephew, other suspects released


Kaieteur News
July 6, 2004

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Police have released Derrick Prince, the nephew of slain informant George Bacchus and two other people who were being questioned in connection with Bacchusís execution.

Bacchus was shot and killed in his bed at his Princes Street home on June 24, last.

Sources said that the suspects were released on Sunday. The nephew was held on the day that Bacchus was killed and had been in custody ever since.

Crime Chief Deputy Commissioner Henry Greene told Kaieteur News that the nephew had provided police with valuable information relating to the case. A son of PPP Parliamentarian Shirley Edwards was also among those recently released. On Friday, handyman Delon Reynolds and A&D Funeral Home co-owner Debra Douglas appeared in court charged with the murder. An arrest warrant was also issued for Douglasís nephew, Fabian Jessop, but he was still at large yesterday.

Police allege that on Thursday, Reynolds had confessed to killing Bacchus, then led them to the back of the Bacchusís Princes Street property where he had buried the murder weapon, a .38 pistol.

Bacchus, 50, was shot under the left eye, under the right armpit, the right shoulder and in the right leg.

A bullet was recovered from his room while a similar bullet was extracted from the dead manís skull.