[www.inewsguyana.com] – A 42-year-old man was today (Monday September 08), committed to stand trial in the High Court for the murder of his brother.
Rohan Teekaram of Kaneville, East Bank Demerara was not required to plead to the indictable offence which alleged that between April 20 and 22 at Kaneville, he murdered his 40-year-old brother Dayaram Teekaram.
Today, he elected to give unsworn statements after given three options to choose from by the Chief Magistrate. That is: to give sworn statements, unsworn statements or remain silent.
Giving his unsworn statements, Teekaram stood from the dock and was not asked any questions by the Chief Magistrate or the Prosecutor. He told the Court his side of the story and says he does not wish to call any witness in his defence to testify.
The unrepresented accused was informed by the Chief Magistrate that a prima facie case has been made out against him and there is sufficient evidence for him to stand trial in the High Court.
According to police, the body of 40-year-old Dayaram Teekaram was found in the yard of his home at Kaneville with several suspected chop wounds.