Five months after the owner of the Tourist Villa was charged for fatally shooting his neighbour, the Director of Public Prosecutor (DPP), this afternoon disclosed the postmortem report to the special prosecutor, attorney-at-law Dexter Todd.
This disclosure by the DPP comes days after Principal Magistrate Judy Latchman requested for the PM report to be made available to the court.
With the PM report now being handed over to the Special Prosecutor, it will now be tendered into evidence by Government pathologist, Dr. Nehaul Singh, the prosecution’s final witness.
Five months ago, Erwin Bacchus, 45, of 260 Fifth Avenue, Subryanville, Georgetown, was not required to plead to a charge which alleged that on August 4, last, at Subryanville, he murdered Jason De Florimonte, 30, of 96 Fifth Avenue, Subryanville.
The murder accused is being represented by attorneys-at-law Glenn Hanoman and Nigel Hughes.
Special Prosecutor Dexter Todd was assigned by the DPP after family members of the deceased made certain complaints about the way the police was handling the matter.
The lawyers representing Bacchus are contending that their client was merely trying to defend himself after he was attacked by De Florimonte who was at the time armed with a knife and a rolling pin.
According to information, on the day in question around 01:00 hrs, De Florimonte was seen abusing a woman and the handyman went to part them. Soon after, an argument ensued between the handyman and the now dead man.
The court was told that De Florimonte began attacking the handyman with a knife and a rolling pin. It was then that Bacchus reportedly fired several shots at De Florimonte, causing him to sustain injuries.
According to information, an autopsy conducted on De Florimonte revealed that he was shot three times about his body.