Police Detective takes stand in 2009 taxi driver murder trial

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Following several voir dire trials (trial within a trial), Detective Corporal, Roland Beharry earlier today took the stand at the Georgetown High Court, as the trial continues into the 2009 murder of taxi driver, Rolston Bernard Henry.

ACCUSED: Clifton Graham
ACCUSED: Clifton Graham

Beharry, who was under oath, told the court that the body of the deceased taxi driver, Henry was found gagged with several stab wounds, burnt and clad in only a blue under garment.

The murder accused, Clifton Graham was remanded and the trial is expected to continue tomorrow.

In the previous voir dire trials, witnesses testified. This means that there were preliminary examinations of witnesses. As such, jurors were excused and the tendered statements may be considered material evidence.

Graham is accused of killing the taxi driver between May 2, 2009 and May 3, 2009 at La Bonne Intention (LBI), East Coast Demerara (ECD). It was reported that the taxi driver’s body was discovered, bound and gagged, with his throat slashed, and several stab wounds and marks of violence at Onion Field, LBI.

Henry’s taxi, PKK 9036, was later found in a trench at Plaisance, ECD, with its amplifier ripped out.

The post-mortem report had revealed that Henry died of haemorrhaging and shock due to incised wounds.

MURDERED: Rolston Bernard Henry
MURDERED: Rolston Bernard Henry

The State is being represented by Prosecutors Tuanna Hardy and Narissa Leander, while Graham is being represented by Defense Counsel, Maxwell McKay. (Ramona Luthi)

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