Phillip Suffrein, who is accused of the 2017 murders of Constance Fraser and her niece Phyllis Caesar, has pleaded not guilty to the heinous crime.
Suffrein, 28, of Albouystown, Georgetown, was arraigned before Justice Jo-Ann Barlow at the Demerara High Court, where a 12-member mixed jury was empanelled.
The murder accused, who is being represented by Attorney-at-Law Madan Kissoon, has been on remand for the last five years awaiting trial.
The charge stated that between October 2 and 3, 2017, during the course of a robbery at South Road, Georgetown, he murdered the women.
Media reports stated that the now deceased were found in the upper flat of their home, in their respective bedrooms lying unconscious on their beds. Caesar’s hands and legs were bound, and a piece of cloth was stuffed in her mouth.
A Post-Mortem Examination (PME) revealed that both women were strangled to death. The women were last seen by church members, and their bodies were subsequently discovered by a church member after they did not show up to church as was customary.
Imran Khan and his accomplice, Steven Andrews, have already been slapped with life sentences for the crime.