Murder accused Rondy Jagdeo walks free
This was after Chief Magistrate Priya Beharry dismissed the case on the grounds that two key witnesses in the murder of Eccles resident Kurt Davis failed to show up in court during the preliminary inquiry.
While all of this was taking place inside the court a CBR motor -cycle was parked waiting for the businessman’s expected release. He calmly walked to the motor-cycle and rode away.
Some 6 months ago the police fingered the businessman for allegedly killing his close friend and biker Kurt Davis. Davis was shot some 16 times at close range on September 4th 2013 in front of his home. The chief magistrate ordered the prosecution to close its case after the absence of the two key witnesses Nalifa Duke and Rondel Marks despite being summoned by the court.
The defense headed by attorney at law Mark Waldron in association with Roger Haywood made a no case submission sating that the prosecution did not prove who inflicted the injuries. The magistrate upheld the no case submission and discharged the matter.
This is another failure of the police to successfully prosecute a high profile case and protect key witnesses. There are reports that the shooting of Davis stemmed from an alleged accusation of the businessman that Davis was having an affair with his wife; the woman was also injured during that shooting incident.
Jagdeo who was on the run for over a month had reportedly skipped the country and was spotted in Suriname. He turned himself over to law enforcement officials in late October 2013.