Man charged with murder of Cane Grove Farmer


Sherwin Trotman. [Photo courtesy of Guyana Times Photo]
Sherwin Trotman. [Photo courtesy of Guyana Times Photo]
[] – An excavator operator has been charged with the murder of a Cane Grove, East Coast Demerara farmer, Hardat Kissoon, who was shot and killed in a minibus after they trailed him from a city bank on June 01.

Thirty-two-year-old Sherwin Trotman of Lot 45 Section D, South Turkeyen, was not required to plea to the indictable charge before Magistrate Ann McLennan.

Details of the allegation stated that on June 1 at University of Guyana Road, Turkeyen, being in the company of another, he murdered Kissoon.

Trotman, who was unrepresented in court, stated that he was not placed on any identification parade nor are there any statements or witnesses in the matter.

The accused further stated that he was arrested and shown a video with two individuals on a motorcycle, emphasizing that he could not make out the images on the video, since it was blurry.

Dead: Hardat Kissoon.
Dead: Hardat Kissoon.

According to the accused, he was asked by two officers, whom he identified, if he did the shooting and he told them no, after which they told him that he will be held in custody as the pillion rider.

The accused claimed that he was asked by a Police Sergeant [name given] to call his relatives and inform them to take $2M to the police station. Meanwhile, Police Prosecutor Dinero Jones said that the incident was captured on a CCTV camera.

The accused was remanded to prison and the matter was transferred to the Sparendaam Magistrate’s Court for July 08. iNews had reported that Trotman was arrested on Saturday, June 27 at the Princess Casino on the East Bank of Demerara.

Police had reported that at 14:35 hours on June 01, at Turkeyen Public Road, Kissoon, 42, was shot and killed. According to the police, Kissoon was travelling in a minibus when another man in the vehicle requested to get off. As the man was passing Kissoon, he pulled out a firearm and held the rice farmer at gunpoint and demanded a bag of money that he had in his possession.

A struggle ensued over the bag during which Kissoon was shot to his chest and the perpetrator escaped with the bag. Kissoon lay dead in the back seat of the minibus until his body was transported to the Georgetown Public Hospital where he was officially pronounced dead on arrival.



  1. “The accused claimed that he was asked by a Police Sergeant [name given] to call his relatives and inform them to take $2M to the police station”. Why? It’s ambiguous. Tell us more.

  2. As far as I am concerned I have no pity or care for anyone who goes about committing crimes and taking people’s life senselessly, and for those who provide the assistance to these poor excuses for human beings that are like parasites they too should suffer. No law should be applicable for these people just put them into the firing squad line and finish them.

  3. As far as I can observe, there are lots of high-paying jobs available for excavator operators at this time, that it boggles the mind why this guy should ALLEGEDLY moonshine as a bandit. I am stunned and confused and need more information on this murder of Mr Hardat Kissoon. For example, no mention was made as to whether there were other passengers in the mini bus. What about the driver and the conductor, for example! There is so much that has NOT been given in this report. Condolences to his family and friends of Mr Hardat Kissoon. RiP.

  4. The police has to be smart, share these videos with the media houses and let the public perception be cleared so that the physce of the police is not made irrelevant by the secrecy of what the police deciphered.
    In developed countries we see footage of criminal happenings not long after they happen so the public can at least be calm by their own take on what happened and who the perpetrators are.THE PR of the force needs urgent attention.
    Minister Ramjattan, u have lots of road sense leh we do things differently.


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