Man who was sentenced to death in 2013 but given retrial to know fate soon

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Two months after the Appeal Court ordered a fresh trial for murder accused Terry Kissoon, State Prosecutors Lisa Cave and Orinthia Schmidt closed their case on Monday.

Murder accused: Terry Kissoon

After about one week on trial, Kissoon led his defence, leaving the judge, Sandil Kissoon to the sum up the evidence before handing the matter to the jury to determine whether the defendant is innocent or guilty.

Kissoon stands accused of murdering Troy Smith between July 30 and 31 2010, at Smith’s Thomas Street, Kitty, Georgetown residence.

According to police reports, the two men ended up in a heated confrontation after Kissoon had accused Smith of stealing his motorcycle.

It was highlighted that Kissoon gave Smith 24 hours to return the vehicle, but then he allegedly took out a handgun and shot Smith in the abdomen before reportedly making his escape.

Kissoon was found guilty and issued the death penalty in 2013 before that decision was overturned earlier this year.

The accused is being represented by Senior Counsel Bernard De Santos.

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