Inquest unable to determine criminal liability in death of man struck down on Diamond road

The Coroner’s Inquest into the death of Sew Persaud, the man who was reportedly struck down last year along the Diamond Public Road, ended yesterday with a jury being unable to find anyone criminally liable.

The inquest was conducted in Georgetown by Magistrate Judy Latchman, who presided as the Coroner.

Persaud died on April 21, 2016, after he was struck down by Christopher Bose, the driver of a car, PFF 9802, on the Diamond Public Road, East Bank Demerara.

Three jurors were tasked with determining when the accident occurred, where it happened, how, after what manner and if anyone was criminally concerned.

Prior to their deliberations, the Coroner reminded the jurors that they were not to prove whether or not someone was guilty but if someone was criminally liable. She also gave a summation of the evidence that was led by 10 witnesses, including an eyewitness, during the inquest.

The foreman later stated that the majority of the jurors found that the answer to the question of criminally liability was unknown.

The Coroner subsequently informed Bose that he was free to go.

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