Judge admits ‘Picture Boy’ confession in murder of Victoria brothers

The confession by murder accused Cyon Collier, called ‘Picture Boy,’ that he killed two Victoria men in September of 2006, was yesterday admitted into evidence at his trial.

Justice Diana Insanally, in the High Court yesterday, admitted the caution statement as well as the oral statements given by Collier, who is on trial for the murders of Ray Walcott called ‘Sugar’, and his younger brother, Carl Andrews, called ‘Alo’, on September 23, 2006 at Vic-toria, East Coast Demerara.

Cyon Collier

Justice Insanally allowed the statements after a voir dire that looked at their admissibility. Justice Insanally ruled on the voir dire an hour after she was finished summing up the case, in which she concluded that the caution and three oral statements given by Collier were voluntarily taken by the police.

Collier confessed in his caution statement that he had shot the victims after he had given one of them a gun, which was never returned to him, to keep.

The two men were standing at the corner of a road watching a game of dominoes, when the accused, dressed in black clothing and a gun slung across his back, allegedly rode up on a motorcycle, talked with them and then started shooting. Walcott and Andrews were fatally shot.

The trial will continue tomorrow.

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