Two accused committed to trial for Robb St woman’s murder

Two of the four men accused of 2011’s fatal shooting of 72-year-old Clementine Fiedtkou-Parris in her Robb Street home were on Monday committed to stand trial for her murder in the High Court.

Magistrate Ann McLennan informed Kevin October and Cleon Hinds that a prima facie case had been made out against them and as such they would be committed to stand trial.

The other two accused, Orin Hinds and Roy Jacobs, who were also present at court, were ordered to return to court on January 21 for a ruling.

Stabroek News was not present at court when the case was called. Prosecutor Neville Jeffers, however,

Clementine Fiedtkou-Parris
Clementine Fiedtkou-Parris

explained to this newspaper that a disorderly display by the jointly-charged quartet prevented the presiding Magistrate from pronouncing on Orin Hinds and Jacobs.

According to Jeffers, the court proceedings were disrupted when Cleon Hinds became verbally abusive to the Magistrate by using a series of expletives and hurling several insults at both her and him [Jeffers].

Jeffers said that mayhem broke out after Cleon was told that he would be committed to stand trial. By this time, October had already been told that he would be committed. Jeffers noted that Cleon’s initial lone protests were subsequently supported by his co-accused who chimed in.

The prosecutor informed that it was at this point that the Magistrate would have made pronouncements regarding Orin Hinds and Jacobs but was hindered from doing so because of the disorder.

She later left the Bench and retired to her chambers after ordering them to return to court on January 21 for a ruling.

Orin Hinds, of Burnham Boulevard, Mocha Arcadia; October, of Second Street, Agricola; Cleon Hinds, of 23 Middle Street, Albouystown and, Jacobs, of Devon Street, Charlestown are accused of murdering Fiedtkou-Parris after enquiring about her on June 30.

According to reports, around 7.45 pm on the day in question, two men went to the woman’s Robb Street home asking for ‘Auntie.’ Her brother Fitzroy Fiedtkou directed them up a side step and as she emerged from her bedroom, which is opposite the front door, one of the men pulled out a gun and shot her several times to the upper part of her body. They then jumped into a waiting car.

The woman was taken to Georgetown Hospital, where she was pronounced dead shortly after the attack.



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