[www.inewsguyana.com] – Paul Rose, a labourer in the interior accused of shooting his child mother’s taxi driver to his buttocks was remanded to prison today, Tuesday June 10 by Chief Magistrate Priya Sewnarine-Beharry.
The 22-year-old defendant of Sydney Drive, South Ruimveldt, Georgetown pleaded not guilty to the charge, particulars of which alleged that on April 23 at Aubrey Barker Road, South Ruimveldt, with intent to maim, disfigure or cause harm, he discharged a loaded firearm to Raul Braithwaite.
Police Prosecutor Bharat Mangru, said the virtual complainant is a part time taxi driver and the defendant’s child mother would usually travel with the taxi.
The day before the incident, the woman requested a drop from the victim and he dropped her to the location. The defendant saw when she came out of the vehicle and an argument ensued between the two men.
However, the day in question the VC was at Festival City eating, when the defendant approached him, pulled out a gun and shot him. Subsequently, he sustained injuries to his buttocks and the matter was reported to the Police.
The Prosecutor opposed bail on the grounds that both men are known to each other and if bail is granted, Rose may tamper with Braithwaite, the fact that the defendant has been avoiding the Police.
Rose was represented by Attorney, Peter Hugh, who told the Court that the accused man is a father of two minor children and has no prior or pending matter.
His lawyer argued that his client was not avoiding the Police since he was arrested at his home last Friday. He will return to Court on June 20 for statements.