The preliminary inquiry into the charges against Alfie Garraway, Janiel Howard and Leroy Williams, the three men accused of throwing a grenade at Kaieteur News, continued last week with the testimony of a Kaieteur News security guard.
The three men are charged with unlawfully and maliciously conspiring with other persons to cause an explosion by way of using a grenade,
which was likely to endanger life or cause serious damage to property.
The courtroom of Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan yesterday heard the evidence-in-chief of prosecution witness Shelton Moore, of Saffon Street Charlestown. On the night of the attack Moore was in the vicinity of the newspaper’s office. Moore described to the court what he heard and observed on that night.
Defence lawyers Stanley Moore and Neil Bollers were not present at yesterday’s proceedings to cross-examine the witness.
The inquiry was later adjourned until November 21.
The grenade, which was thrown near the vehicle of Kaieteur News’ publisher Glen Lall on the night a wake was being held for one of the company’s employees, did not explode.
The police had said that after reviewing surveillance footage, ranks detained a car matching the description of the vehicle along with six suspects, three of whom— Garraway, 36, of Lot 71 Norton Street, Howard, 20, of Lot 322 Section ‘C’ Turkeyen and Williams, 25, of Lot 11 D’Urban Backlands—were subsequently charged.