Regan “Grey Boy” Rodriguez appeared at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts on Friday morning and declared that he is trusting in god, through the singing of gospels, after being charged again, this time with threatening Donna Harcourt, the mother of gunned down political activist, Courtney Crum-Ewing.
The 39-year-old who was recently found not guilty of the murder of Crum-Ewing by City Magistrate Judy Latchman denied that he committed the act.
He pleaded not guilty when Magistrate Dylan Best read the charge to him which alleged that he on August 12, 2017, at Regent and Wellington Street, Georgetown he made use of threatening language against Harcourt.
Following the singing of his gospel music, Rodriguez questioned “If the Court proved me not guilty, do you think these people should still go to TV stations and newspapers and continue to scandal my name?”
The father of two lamented his frustration stating that many reports have been made against him by the family of Crum-Ewing following his release. He alleged however, that it was only until reports were made to a “certain officer close to the family” was he arrested and charged.
The Police Prosecutor Christopher Morris had no bail objections but asked that the defendant be placed on a bond to keep the peace until the completion of the matter.
Before granting the defendant bail in the sum of $10,000, Magistrate Best warned Rodriguez to trust in the Court system and to exhibit self-control when provoked.
He was ordered to keep the peace and scheduled to make his next Court appearance on September 15, 2017, for reports.
Grey Boy was released on September 14, 2016, owing to insufficient evidence as the prosecution had failed to establish a case against him for the murder.
Subsequently, the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) ordered that the case be reopened one month ago. The sole purpose of this remit according to the DPP’s chambers was to take further evidence from Police witnesses and to rule on the voluntariness of all oral statements of the accused.
Attorney-at-Law Nigel Hughes was appointed as a Special Prosecutor in the case.
However on June 5, 2017, Magistrate Latchman set Rodriguez free again stating that no actual evidence was presented to the court to prove that Rodrigues pulled the trigger, thus committing the heinous act, even though 14 witness statements alleged such.
She also noted that the oral statements given by Rodrigues during the course of the investigation did not implicate him in the killing.
As such, the Magistrate told the court that the accused has no case to answer to, as the evidence that the tribunal might request was not available.
Upon hearing the decision, Rodrigues burst into tears and as he was being led back into the lock-ups, he screamed, “Freedom! Freedom!”
The following day however, he was again before the Court after the DPP ordered that he be committed for the murder, Magistrate Latchman did not comply and set Rodriguez free.
Crum-Ewing was gunned down as he was at the time urging residents of Diamond to cast their ballots in the May 2015, elections.