Nephew and neighbour testify at George Bacchus murder PI
August 12, 2004
The preliminary inquiry (PI) into the murder of self-confessed death squad informant George Bacchus continued yesterday before Magistrate Bertlyn Reynolds and a nephew and a neighbour of the deceased were called to the stand to testify.
The neighbour is also the uncle of one of the murder accused.
The first witness to give evidence was Derrick Prince, a nephew of the deceased. Prince told the court that he resides at 76 Princes Street, Lodge and that he is the son of the late cattle farmer Shaffie Bacchus.
Prince was cross-examined by attorney-at-law Vic Puran and he was ordered by the magistrate to return to court on Monday when the PI is expected to continue. He would then be cross-examined by attorney-at-law Glenn Hanoman.
Hanoman on Tuesday had asked Magistrate Reynolds to be excused from court yesterday.
Otis Squires, uncle of murder accused Delon 'Fatboy' Reynolds, was the second witness to give evidence into the murder of George Bacchus. Squires is a neighbour of the deceased.
Fabian 'Fabie' Jessop, funeral parlour co-owner Debra Douglas, and Reynolds, were all charged jointly with the murder of Bacchus.
Bacchus was shot dead in his Princes Street home on the morning of June 22 while he slept. His murder came about six months after the killing of his brother Shaffie Bacchus.
On July 22, Douglas' husband, Ashton King was freed of the charge of murdering Shaffie Bacchus. George Bacchus was expected to testify in the preliminary inquiry into his brother's death but never got the chance.
Representing Douglas and Jessop is attorney Puran while attorney Hanoman is appearing for Reynolds.
Appearing in the capacity of prosecutor is Assistant Superintendent Richard Lowe.