Satnanand Sahadeo, accused of the 2005 murder of dental technician Vishnu Santiee, was freed on Thursday in the High Court by Justice William Ramlall after a no-case submission was upheld in his favour.
Santiee, known as ‘Boysie’, of Lot 57 Stewartville Pasture, West Coast Demerara, died on June 29, 2005 after he was shot seven times
as he was entering his yard. A post-mortem examination performed by Pathologist Nehaul Singh revealed that the man died of haemorrhage and shock due to several gunshot wounds.
Another person, Peter Ray Kassim called ‘Donkey’ was also charged with the murder, but he was released during the previous trial after it was found that there was not sufficient evidence and his lawyer made a no-case submission which was upheld by Justice Franklin Holder.
The state’s case was presented by Natasha Backer while Sahadeo was represented by attorney’s Peter Hugh and Latchmie Rahamat.