Glen Hanoman and Bernard DaSilva, the attorneys-at-law representing the owner of Rockies International Hotel and his friend, who are jointly accused of conspiring to kill a businessman, are expected to present written submissions on November 18, 2019.
This was disclosed today when the matter was called before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan in the Georgetown Magistrate’s Courts.
Mark Grimmond, 57, a hotelier of 320 Grove, Housing Scheme, East Bank Demerara, and Chatterpaul Singh, 36, a miner of 1 First Street, Cummings Lodge, East Coast Demerara, were charged with the offence on June 13, 2019.
They were not required to plead to the indictable charge which stated that between April 1, 2018, and June 7, 2019, at Georgetown, they conspired with each other and persons unknown to kill Dwayne Grant.
According to information, a few months ago, the victim, who is a businessman in Lethem, reported to the police that he received information that the defendants were plotting to kill him.
An investigation was carried out and the police went to a hotel where they made contact with Singh. He was then arrested and a firearm was found in his possession.
When questioned, Singh detailed a conversation with the ranks and admitted that he and Grimmond were planning to kill Grant.
Grimmond was subsequently arrested and taken into custody.
The prosecutor told the court that officers were able to receive telephone recordings between the defendants and, following advice from the Director of Public Prosecution (DPP), they were charged with the offence.
On the men’s first court appearance, the prosecutor strongly objected to bail being granted to the defendants on the grounds of the serious nature of the offence and the penalty the charge attracts. The defendants have since been released on High Court bail.