The Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Chambers has today recommended that charges be laid against five of the six teenagers implicated in the robbery/ murder of Guyana-born American Professor, Perry Mars.
The recommendation was dispatched this afternoon to the Police after they sought advice on how to proceed with the matter.
A source told INews earlier today that it is now highly likely that the five teens will make their first appearance at the Georgetown Magistrate’s Court tomorrow (Tuesday). Among those expected to appear in Court are two 17-year-old girls and one 15-year-old male. According to the source, the DPP did not find any evidence to support the charging of the sixth teen.
The 75-year-old Professor was found dead in his home, gagged and tied to a chair. Quick action by investigators led to the arrest of six teenagers– four boys and two girls for the crime. When they were arrested by police ranks, a sum of cash, a laptop computer, an I-phone and a play station were in their possession.
Six youngsters were reportedly arrested in the Campbellville and Sophia areas and have been positively identified by eyewitnesses who saw them on the day the crime was committed removing suitcases from the now dead man’s home and placing them into a car.
Blanhum had explained that five of the six teenagers had already given the police statements that detailed the actual robbery and murder. He had also noted that the sixth teen may have only received the stolen items.
According to reports, the mastermind of this well thought out robbery/ murder scheme is a 17-year-old girl, who frequented the man’s house and who resides in close proximity.
On the day of the incident, she reportedly phoned her boyfriend and informed him that the Professor would be at home alone and that it was an opportune time to commit the robbery.
The boyfriend, according to their statement, agreed and picked up a few friends and went to Prashad Nagar. While there, they met with the mastermind and planned the robbery. The girl then walked to the man’s house and upon seeing her, he opened the door and let her in. As she entered, she left the door ajar.
It is alleged that the others then entered Mars’ home and attacked him. First they reportedly duct taped his hand and feet and tied him to a chair after which one of them strangled him since he would have seen their faces.
The suspects then collected a sum of cash and other valuables and left the premises.