Accused to stand trial for taxi driver’s murder

Sylvester Bristol, who is accused of murdering taxi driver Savitri Gangadeen Parma, was yesterday committed to stand trial in the High Court.

Sylvester Bristol

Sylvester Bristol

Savitri Parma

Savitri Parma

The announcement was made by Chief Magistrate Priya Sewnarine-Beharry, who found that a prima facie case was made out during the preliminary inquiry (PI) into the murder charge against Bristol at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts.

The ruling was handed down after the prosecution closed its case in the matter, bringing an end to the inquiry, which began on June 2.

The allegation against Bristol is that between February 15 and February 16, 2014, at Dakara Creek, Linden/Soesdyke Highway, he murdered Parma.

Bristol, of Yarrowkabra, Linden/Soesdyke Highway, was charged on February 19.

Attorney Adrian Thompson, who made an amicus curiae appearance on Bristol’s behalf at the magistrate’s request yesterday, …..To continue reading, login or subscribe now.



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