The retrial of former death row inmate Terry Kissoon commenced this morning before Justice Sandil Kissoon and a 12-member mixed jury at the High Court in Georgetown.
Back in December, 2013, Terry Kissoon was sentenced to death after he was convicted of the July 30, 2010 murder of Troy Smith. However, the Court of Appeal overturned the sentence and conviction.
As a result, Terry Kissoon’s case was remitted back to the High Court for a new trial.
Terry Kissoon, who has retained Senior Counsel Bernard DeSantos, pleaded not guilty.
According to reports, on the day in question, Terry Kissoon visited Smith’s Lot 108 Thomas Street, Kitty home and accused him of stealing his motorcycle. It is alleged that the murder accused demanded Smith to return his belongings within a day.
A heated argument ensued between them during which Smith was shot to the abdomen. It was reported that Terry Kissoon fled the scene after the shooting. An injured Smith was transported to the Georgetown Public Hospital where he was pronounced dead on arrival.