Rondell Bacchus called “Killa”, who was in custody for questioning into the murder of Ricardo Fagundes called “Paper Shorts”, was today charged for damaging a police vehicle.
Bacchus appeared before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan where he pleaded not guilty to the charge and released on $5000 bail.
It is alleged that on April 9 at the Brickdam Police Station, he unlawfully and maliciously damaged the windshield and a triangular glass on a police vehicle bearing registration number PYY9785. The windshield was valued $24,561 while the other glass was valued $32,000.
Bacchus is expected to make his next court appearance on April 21.
After being questioned in relation to the murder, Bacchus was released on $100,000 station bail.
Reports are that while Bacchus was being escorted from the lock-ups at the Brickdam Police Station after his release, he maliciously damaged the police vehicle.
Bacchus surrendered to the police on April 6, hours after a wanted bulletin was issued for him to be questioned into the Fagundes’ murder.
Fagundes was murdered on March 21, outside of a popular Main Street, Georgetown night club.
The 42-year-old gold dealer of Lot 25 Sandy Babb Street, Georgetown, was shot several times about his body at about 22:00h on the night in question. While information remains sketchy about what transpired, the police stated that the now dead man was in the company of a close friend partying at Palm Court when his mobile phone rang.
As such, he reportedly exited the club to take the call but soon after, several gunshots were heard. Patrons of the club including the now dead man’s friend rushed out to enquire but they saw Fagundes lying motionlessly in a pool of blood close to his motorcar.