Three cops testify at Shafeek Bacchus murder PI
July 10, 2004
The preliminary inquiry into the death of cattle farmer Shafeek Bacchus continued yesterday and three witnesses gave their evidence in chief before Magistrate Adrian Thompson.
Hubert Henry, a detective constable stationed at the East La Penitence Police Station was the first witness to testify. Henry was cross-examined by attorney-at-law Compton Richardson while attorney-at-law Vic Puran declined to cross-examine him.
Detective corporal Cedric Gravesande was the second witness to testify and he was cross-examined by Richardson. Gravesande told the court that he is stationed at the East La Penitence Police Station.
Eon Jackson who is stationed at the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) and is attached to the firearm and examination section was the third witness to give his evidence-in-chief. Jackson was cross-examined by Richardson.
The PI will continue on 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 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 under mysterious circumstances.