Voir dire underway in extradition case

Troy Thomas

The extradition proceedings against alleged fugitive Troy Thomas continued yesterday with the commencement of a voir dire to verify his identity.

It is alleged that Thomas, of South Ozone Park, Queens, New York, murdered Keith Frank in the United States on December 11th, 2011.

Two persons took to the witness box to give evidence when the matter was called before Magistrate Sherdel Isaacs-Marcus at the Providence Magistrate’s Court yesterday.

A reception officer attached to the Guyana Prison Service and a Legal Clerk attached to the George-town Magistrate’s Court gave evidence yesterday.

The voir dire is set to continue on July 19th, when the prosecution is expected to present two more witnesses.

The magistrate on the previous date told the court that a voir dire to determine the man’s identity was necessary as it was a live issue.



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