No-case submission overruled in Windsor Forest murder trial

Justice Navindra Singh yesterday overruled a no-case submission made by the defence for the four accused in the Windsor Forest murder trial. Bibi Farida Khan, called ‘Pum’, Shamiza Khan, called ‘Sham’, Hoosman Khan, called ‘Strong Man’, and Bisoondial Mahadeo, called ‘Weed Man’, all of Windsor Forest, are on trial before Justice Singh and a 12-member jury for the murder of overseas-based Guyanese Motilall Singh at Windsor Forest. The bloodied body of Singh was found close to a tiny bridge at Second Street, Windsor Forest in September, 2009. A fifth person, Ayube Hamid, called ‘Little,’ was also charged with the murder but he died while in prison. In unsworn statements, all four of the accused denied they were involved in Singh’s death when called upon to lead their own defence by Justice Navindra Singh, who is presiding over the matter in the High Court.

The number one accused, Mahadeo, told the court that he only knew the other accused by seeing them. “…I don’t know how I end up here,” he said. He added that on September 7, 2009 he was going to the shop when the police pulled up and asked him if he knew about a murder and he responded no. “This name that the police give me ‘Weed Man’ is not my name… I was home sleeping when this thing happen. I can’t believe ah deh in jail 4 years for a murder I know nothing about,” he said. In her statement,  …..To continue reading, login or subscribe now.

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