Driver charged with causing chief librarian’s death placed on $500,000 bail

The driver accused of causing the death of Chief Librarian Gillian Thompson on Christmas Eve was yesterday placed on $500,000 bail after he appeared before the Georgetown Magistrates’ Court on four charges.

Odeda Underwood pleaded not guilty when the charge of causing death by dangerous driving was read to him by Chief Magistrate Priya Sewnarine-Beharry. However, he pleaded guilty to the charges of driving a motor vehicle without being the holder of a licence, using the motor vehicle when it was not insured for third-party risk, and taking and driving away the vehicle without permission of the owner or a legal representative.

According to Prosecutor Bharat Mangru, on December 24 at about 14:15 hrs, Underwood was driving  …..To continue reading, login or subscribe now.

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