Accused in vagrant killing freed

Omesh Chaitram, who was accused of killing a vagrant on Alexander Street, Lacytown in 2012, was yesterday set free after he was found not guilty by a jury.

Chaitram was on trial before Justice Navindra Singh and a 12-member jury in the High Court for the murder of Wendell Fresco, also known as “Country”. Both men were living on the streets at that time and had ended up in a row over money stolen from Chaitram while he was sleeping.

After the verdict was delivered, Justice Singh told Chaitram that he was given a second chance and he should make the …..To continue reading, login or subscribe now.



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