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“Shortman” to face retrial over murder of remigrant Agriculturalist

L-R: Dead: Anthony Breedy and murder accused Donell Trapp, also called “Shortman.”

Twenty-six-year-old Donell Trapp, also called “Shortman,” who is accused of murdering remigrant Agriculturalist Anthony Breedy, will have to face another trial after a jury failed to arrive at a verdict on the evidence led against him.

Following two hours of deliberation by a 12-member jury at the High Court, Trapp, who was on trial before Justice Jo-Ann Barlow at the Demerara High Court, learned that the jury could not arrive at a verdict.

The murder accused was informed that he will face another trial at the next practicable sitting of the Demerara Assizes and will be further remanded.

Attorneys-at-Law Dexter Smartt and Jevon Coxx represented the 26-year-old man, while Senior State Counsel Lisa Cave and State Counsel Latifah Elliott presented the prosecution’s case.

It is alleged that Trapp of Timehri, East Bank Demerara (EBD), between March 12 - 14, 2016, at Hill Foot, Soesdyke-Linden Highway, murdered 60-year-old Breedy.

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.

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