A jury was empanelled yesterday before Justice William Ramlal to preside over the trial of Ramsohai Boodhoo, who is accused of killing his friend over a drug deal gone wrong.
Boodhoo, also called “Baigie,” is accused of killing Eon Daniels after he blamed him for shortchanging him in a drug transaction at Herstelling, East Bank Demerara, in 2011.
Daniels, 34, of Last Street, Herstelling, East Bank Demerara, was stabbed in the chest and the wound had reportedly punctured his lungs. He was pronounced dead at the Diamond Diagnostic Centre.
The attack allegedly occurred after the accused sent Daniels to buy drugs and then accused him of shortchanging him.
He is being represented by Peter Hugh while Dhanika Singh is presenting the state’s case. The trial is expected to begin today.