‘Grey Boy’ released

Regan Rodrigues, also known as `Grey Boy’, who was kept in custody despite being freed of the murder of political activist, Courtney Crum-Ewing for the second time on Tuesday was yesterday released from custody, according to Crime Chief Wendell Blanhum.

When contacted for a comment yesterday, Blanhum confirmed to Stabroek News that Rodrigues was released.

However, a reliable source said that the police are waiting a High Court proceeding, which is scheduled to commence shortly to determine the way forward. “Based on the outcome of the court matter we will decide how go forward. If the court rule that there is enough evidence to (try) him we will have to re-arrest him”, the source said.

Regan Rodrigues

On Tuesday, Rodrigues was once again cleared of Crum-Ewing’s murder after the magistrate ruled that the prosecution had failed to make a case against him.

The ruling was made by Magistrate Judy Latchman just over two months after Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Shalimar Ali-Hack ordered that the Preliminary Inquiry into the charge against Rodrigues be re-opened for additional evidence to be taken from police witnesses.

However, after receiving two letters from the DPP this week ordering her to commit Rodrigues to stand trial for the offence, the magistrate maintained that the court found that there was no prima facie case made out against him.

He was nevertheless taken into police custody raising concerns about the infringing of his rights.



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