Machine operator to stand trial in High Court

first_imgTwenty-two-year-old Rayan Carter, accused of killing Kaneville machine operator Ishwar Ramanah, called “Jack”, in December 2017, was on Monday committed by City Magistrate Judy Latchman to stand trial in the High Court.The magistrate told Carter a prima facie case has been made out against, but he informed the court that he had two witnesses to call to the stand to testify on his behalf.His mother, Coretta King, and his mother-in-law each gave their testimony, after which Magistrate Latchman told the accused that the evidence against him, as presented to the court, is sufficient to warrant his standing trial in the High Court.Carter, of 12th Avenue Diamond, East Bank Demerara (EBD), was arraigned before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan for killing Ramanah, 30, called “Jack,” of Lot 624 Macaw Drive, Kaneville, East Bank Demerara during the furtherance of a robbery.Ramanah was injured after being shot to his abdomen when two armed bandits invaded his home just after midnight on December 13, 2017. He died while receiving treatment at the Georgetown Public Hospital on January 13, 2018.In that robbery incident, the machine operator was attacked and relieved of a gold chain valued at $40,000 before the bandits made good their escape.The injured man was taken for emergency attention at a medical facility, and had undergone surgery. However, he succumbed to his injures one month after the incident.The Police were able to recover a spent shell casing of a small calibre weapon at the crime scene.Carter was subsequently arrested by ranks of “A” Division and placed on an Identification Parade, where he was positively identified as the man who had killed Ramanah during the home invasion.last_img

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