Retrial ordered in Providence bike murder case

…after Appeal Court finds flaw in judge’s directions to jury

Ravindra Paremdass

A day after sending a matter back to the High Court for a retrial over Justice Navindra Singh’s failure to advise a jury on considering the question of self defence raised by a murder accused, the Guyana Court of Appeal yesterday remitted another one for the same reason.

Acting Chancellor Yonette Cummings-Edwards and Justices of Appeal Rishi Persaud and Dawn Gregory yesterday morning set aside the conviction and 57-year sentence of Ravindra Paremdass, for the murder Roopram Jagdeo.

The appellate judges, as they had found on Thursday in the case of Quaison Jones who was also appealing a murder conviction, echoed yesterday that Justice Singh—who presided over both matters in the High Court, failed to put to the jury, the accused’s defence of self defence…..

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