The trial against 26-year-old Donell Trapp, also called “Shortman,” who is accused of murdering remigrant Agriculturalist Anthony Breedy, is currently underway.
A mixed 12-member jury was emplanelled before Justice Jo-Ann Barlow at the Demerara High Court.
Following his arraignment, Trapp of Timehri, East Bank Demerara (EBD), pleaded not guilty to the indictment, which alleged that between March 12 - 14, 2016, at Hill Foot, Soesdyke-Linden Highway, he murdered 60-year-old Breedy.
Attorneys-at-Law Dexter Smartt and Jevon Cox are representing the accused while the prosecution’s case is being presented by State Counsels Lisa Cave and Latifah Elliott.
Breedy was discovered in the bottom flat of his Lot 67 Hill Foot, Soesdyke/Linden Highway home at around 11:00h on March 14, 2016.
The pensioner’s hands and feet were bound, and his head was bashed in. A piece of wood suspected to be the murder weapon was found next to him.
A Post Mortem Examination (PME) conducted on the man’s remains revealed that he died due to asphyxia due to manual strangulation compounded by multiple blunt trauma to the head.