GDF Captain accused of murder further remanded

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…as lawyer seeks independent psychiatric evaluation

The report on the psychiatric evaluation done, by Dr Bhrio Harry, on interdicted Guyana Defence Force (GDF) Captain Orwain Sandy, who is accused of murdering his lover Reona Payne, was today presented in court.

City Magistrate, Judy Latchman had ordered a psychiatric evaluation be done.

Appearing at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday before Magistrate Latchman, Prosecutor, Shawn Gonsalves delivered the report to the court.

Sandy’s lawyer however, requested more time for an independent psychiatric evaluation be conducted on his client.

Accused: Orwain Sandy

His request was granted by the Magistrate and as such, the case was adjourned to May 24 with Sandy being further remanded until then.

INews had reported that March 31, 2018, Sandy allegedly killed Payne by shooting her about her body 14 times.

The couple were in their car proceeding along First Street, Alexander Village when a heated argument reportedly ensued.

As such, Payne reportedly exited the vehicle after which Sandy followed, carrying a loaded firearm.

He allegedly shot the woman once, resulting in her dropping to the ground, then stood over her and emptied the entire magazine.

The Captain then fled the scene and turned himself over at the Ruimveldt Police Station, where he reported the matter.

The police were also summoned by residents who heard the gunshots.

Following the incident, Sandy was ‘was immediately interdicted from his duties,’ a statement from GDF had said.

This online publication understands that Payne and Sandy had been together for quite some time. However, a few years back, the duo split and married different people.

After a while, they both reportedly gave up on their marriages and made their way back to each other.

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