Two remanded for Patsan Robbery/Murder; 18 witnesses to testify

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Murder accused, Randolph Marques and  Kevin France. [iNews' Photo]
Murder accused, Randolph Marques and Kevin France. [iNews’ Photo]
[www.inewsguyana.com] – Chief Magistrate Priya Sewnarine-Beharry today (Tuesday, April 29) remanded a wash bay attendant and a businessman for the alleged murder of Patsan employee.

Twenty – year – old Randolph Marques and 26 year – old Kevin France of East Ruimveldt, Georgetown, were not required to plead to the capital offence of murder which alleged that on Thursday, April 24 at Georgetown, they murdered Bharat Ramcharran, in the course of a robbery.

Police Prosecutor Michael Grant, told the Court that advice was sought from the Director of Public Prosecution (DPP) and some issues in relation to the matter remain unresolved. Grant said they are eighteen witnesses to testify in the matter.

Marques was represented by Attorney-at-Law Adrian Thompson, who was not present in Court.

Meanwhile, Attorney-at-Law James Bond represented France and addressed the particulars of Marques in the absence of his Attorney. He alleged that the accused was made the subject of a rigged identification (ID) parade that was conducted by officer Kingston and was also beaten by ranks.

In relation to France, the Lawyer said that he is a father of two who is involved in the gold trade on America Street. Bond complained that a statement was obtained from his client by Officer Henry in the form trickery and inducement.

The Chief Magistrate asked the Prosecutor to investigate the allegations made by the Attorney. Grant requested three weeks adjournment for investigations to be completed and the case was put off to May 19.

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