[www.inewsguyana.com] – Crime Chief Wendell Blanhum has confirmed that the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) is reviewing a file presented to her on the Courtney Crum-Ewing murder investigation and is expected to advise on the issue soon.
Crum-Ewing was assassinated while urging residents of Diamond to vote for the Opposition Coalition at the just concluded May 11, 2015 general and regional elections.
He was shot five times, including three times to the head at point blank range. Though several arrests had been previously made into the matter, Blanhum told reporters that the prime suspect remains in police custody.
He said that the file was sent to the DPP last Friday. It is expected that the DPP would advise on whether to charge the prime suspect. One of the many persons that were arrested and questioned as the police conducted investigations was the former body guard of Former Attorney General Anil Nandlall.
The bodyguard – Rajput Narine – has since been released from police custody and Nandlall has stated that he hired the man after the assassination.
The suspect currently in custody – Regan Rodrigues – was found by police with an unlicensed .32 pistol which was tested and found to be the same weapon used to kill Crum-Ewing. [Jomo Paul]