UK ballistics expert arrives
– will assess July 18 evidence tomorrow
UK-based ballistics expert Dr Mark Robinson has arrived in Guyana and is expected to begin his independent examination of the fragments and bullets that were recovered from the bodies of those killed and injured in Linden on July 18, tomorrow.
Dr Robinson, who has about 25 years ballistics experience under his belt, having worked on numerous police-related deaths is hoping to reconstruct the shooting. Once his work permit is granted by the Ministry of Home Affairs tomorrow morning, he will begin his work at the Guyana Police Force’s ballistics division.
He is expected to complete his report before he enters the witness box on Tuesday at the Law Library where the Linden Commission of Inquiry (COI) is being held. Attorney Nigel Hughes who is watching over the interest of the relatives of Shemroy Bouyea, Allan Lewis and Ron Somerset, who were shot dead on the first day of the Linden protest, secured the services of the ballistics expert.