Manslaughter accused hotelier claims his life is being threatened

Erwin Bacchus

The Subryanville hotelier, Erwin Bacchus who was charged earlier this month with manslaughter, has stated that his life is being threatened.

The charge against Bacchus alleged that he, on August 4, at Subryanville, Georgetown, unlawfully killed Jason De Florimonte.

When the matter was called yesterday before the Chief Magistrate, Bacchus’ attorney Glenn Hanoman told the court that his client’s life is being threatened by the deceased man’s relatives. He then stated that his client cannot go to his home as persons have been protesting at the property. 

Jason De Florimonte

Hanoman added that the relatives of the deceased have been damaging the property which belongs to Bacchus and reports have been made to the police.

Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan then told the court that after the police complete their investigations, persons will be charged. The matter was then adjourned until September 10th for report.

Bacchus, 45, owner of the Tourist Villa Hotel, located at Lot 95 Fifth Avenue, Subryanville, Georgetown was granted $1.5 million bail when the matter was first called earlier this month.

Bacchus being granted bail left the relatives of the deceased man, who were present at court, inconsolable. The deceased man’s wife was heard through fits of tears shouting, “Wah ah gon tell he children now? Wah ah gon tell dem!”

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