Hotel owner placed on $1.5M bail over shooting death of Kitty man


Erwin Bacchus, the owner of Tourist Villa Hotel, Subryanville Kitty, who allegedly shot and killed his neighbour, was earlier today (Wednesday) bailed in the sum of $1.5M when he stood before the Chief Magistrate.

Bacchus was charged for unlawfully killing, Jason De Florimonte on Saturday last.

During his appearance at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts, his representing Attorneys Nigel Hughes and Glenn Hanoman told Magistrate Ann McLennan that their client was acting in self defense on the day of the incident.

Hughes disclosed that Bacchus fired two warning shots before shooting De Florimonte who had armed himself with a knife and rolling pin and attacked the hotel owner’s handyman.

As such bail was granted to the accused and he was ordered to make his second appearance in Court on August 29. Additionally, he is required to lodge his passport at the Kitty Police Station as well as make weekly reports there.

On the day of the killing, 30 year old, De Florimonte of Lot 96 Fifth Avenue Subryanville, Kitty, Georgetown was reportedly assaulting his girlfriend in front of his home when the hotel’s handyman intervened.

However this angered the now dead man who pursued the handyman to the hotel but was shot four times to his chest by Bacchus who came to the rescue of his employee.



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