Jury empaneled for Boxing Day murder trial

Nyron Thakurdyal

The trial of Vishwantie Ragnauth and Nyron Thakurdyal for the 2014 Boxing Day murder of Sunil Ramsundar will commence this morning before Justice Sandil Kissoon at the High Court in Georgetown.

The 12-member mixed jury which will be deciding the fates of the two accused was empaneled yesterday morning, moments after the ceremonial opening to mark the commencement of the June session of the Demerara Criminal Assizes.

Both Ragnauth and Thakurdyal have pleaded not guilty to the charge that they murdered Ramsundar on December 26th, 2014.

Ramsundar, 39, of Patentia, West Bank Demerara, succumbed at the West Demerara Regional Hospital to where he had to be rushed owing to certain injuries inflicted upon him.

The trial is set to formally begin this morning at 10.

Representing the accused is attorney Nigel Hughes.

Meanwhile, the state’s case is being led by Prosecutor Lisa Cave, who is appearing in association with state counsel Shawnette Austin.