Accused in murder of elderly women collapses in court

Phillip Suffrien being taken to the waiting ambulance by Emergency Medical Technicians

The start of the preliminary trial of the three men accused of murdering two elderly women, Constance Fraser, 89 and Phyllis Caesar, 77, in their South Road and Albert Street, Georgetown home last year, was brought to a premature end yesterday when one of the accused fainted.

Phillip Suffrien, 23, who was later rushed in an ambulance to the Georgetown Public Hospital, fainted in the courtroom of Magistrate Judy Latchman in Georgetown, where the first witness was in the midst of his testimony.

After the witness, crime scene photographer Constable Troy Henry approached the stand, Magistrate Latchman asked the three accused, Imran Khan, Stephen Andrews and Suffrien if they had any objections to him testifying in the case.

Suffrien then voiced his objection and declared his innocence. The sobbing man stated that ….

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