Man accused of murdering Police Constable remanded to prison

Murder accused: Richard Bacchus.
Murder accused: Richard Bacchus.

[] – Richard Bacchus was on Monday (February 3) refused bail by Chief Magistrate Priya Sewnarine-Beharry when he appeared in the Georgetown Magistrate’s Court to answer three charges.

He was not required to plea to first charge which alleged that on January 23 at Georgetown, with intent to commit murder he discharged a loaded firearm at Mortimer Maynard.

The second allegation stated that on the same day, he stole one .38 Taurus revolver with six matching rounds of .38 ammunition together valued $106,000, property of Strategic Action Security Limited.

The third offence further alleged that on January, 24 at GuyHoc Park, Georgetown, he murdered Police Constable Quincy Wright.

Police Prosecutor Michael Grant told the Court that the deceased was visiting his girlfriend on the day in question at GuyHoc Park, when the accused went to the home during which time an argument ensued between the officer and Bacchus. The Court was further informed that Bacchus subsequently drew the weapon and fired a shot at the Constable.

Additionally, Grant said around 20:30 hrs on the January 23, Maynard and Trevor Fraser (private security guards) were both in North Sophia performing duties, when Bacchus along with other accomplices held onto the men and took away the revolver.

Dead: Police Constable, Quincy Wright.
Dead: Police Constable, Quincy Wright.

In the process, Maynard was shot to his thigh and they flee with the weapon.

Prosecutor Grant requested two weeks for the file to be completed and the matter was postponed to February 18.




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