Shafeek Bacchus murder PI to continue Thursday
Stabroek News
July 3, 2004

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The preliminary inquiry into the death of cattle farmer Shafeek Bacchus continued yesterday and policeman Ewin Trotman completed his evidence-in-chief before Magistrate Adrian Thompson.

Trotman told the court that he was a Detective Constable stationed at the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) attached to the Photographic Section. He was called to the stand on Thursday to give his evidence- in-chief but did not complete his testimony after Thompson told the court that he was unable to hear any other witnesses since there were other matters they had to attend to.

Detective Deputy Superintendent Alfred Paul who is stationed at the Brickdam Police Station was the first witness to give his evidence-in-chief since the restart of the preliminary inquiry.

The PI will continue next Thursday.

Puran is representing Ashton King while Richardson is representing Shawn Hinds. State Counsel Simone Morris is appearing in the capacity of prosecutor.

King, Hinds and Mark Thomas were charged on January 16 with the murder of Shafeek Bacchus on January 5 as he sat outside his Princes Street home.

Thomas called 'Kerzorkee' of Auby's Wine Bar died at the Georgetown Hospital in February in mysterious circumstances.