Case against child rapist/murderer delayed again

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Murder accused, Ryan Bob Semple. [iNews' Photo]
Murder accused, Ryan Bob Semple. [iNews’ Photo]
[www.inewsguyana.com] – The case against the alleged killer of 9-year-old Shaquan Gittens has been further delayed pending a psychiatric report.

Ryan Bob Semple is accused of murdering the child between April 01 and 04 at Cane View Avenue, South Ruimveldt, Georgetown. The Georgetown Magistrate’s Court was informed that Dr. Harry has requested another date to meet with the mother and sister of the accused in order to do a thorough background report.

Semple’s grandmother who was present in court, stated that she went to visit Dr. Harry but was not allowed to do so. On June 15, 2015 the case was delayed after the prosecution failed to submit a report on the man’s mental state.

The Chief Magistrate had ordered that the accused undergo a psychiatric evaluation, after his Attorney stated that he was not competent to stand trial.

The court was again told that the defendant received treatment but the report was not ready. According to reports, Semple saw the little boy walking during the night at Cane View Avenue, South Ruimveldt between April 01 and 04, when he grabbed him and took him to an uninhabited area, where he tied the victim’s hands and sodomized him while choking him until he passed out.

The accused then slept with the child under a tree until he awoke next morning to the child’s motionless body. The man is accused of severing the child’s penis before raping him again and dumping the body.

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