Inquiry underway into murder charge against hotelier in Subryanville shooting

Erwin Bacchus

The Preliminary Inquiry (PI) into the murder charge against Erwin Bacchus, who is accused of murdering Jason De Florimonte, began yesterday with testimony from the girlfriend and a cousin of the deceased.

Principal Magistrate Judy Latchman is presiding over the PI, while the prosecution is being led by attorney Dexter Todd, who has been appointed special prosecutor.

Bacchus is being represented by attorney Nigel Hughes, in association with Glenn Hanoman.

Jason De Florimonte

It is alleged that on August 4th, at Subryanville, Bacchus murdered De Florimonte.

When the PI continued yesterday, the court heard from Christine Rambarran, who was with De Florimonte for eight years. Michael Whitehead, a cousin of the deceased, also testified.

Both witnesses were subsequently cross-examined by Hughes.

The matter was later adjourned until Friday.

Police had said De Florimonte was fatally shot after a confrontation with Bacchus, the owner of the Tourist Villa hotel, located at Lot 95 Fifth Avenue Subryanville, Kitty, Georgetown.

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