The relatives of Faiyaz Narinedatt, the carpenter who was brutally murdered in 2016, said that State-assigned prosecutor, Stacy Goodings, has shown nothing but professionalism in the courtroom where the preliminary inquiry of the alleged mastermind, Marcus Bisram, is ongoing.
Bisram was extradited to Guyana last month from the United States of America to face charges for Narinedatt’s murder.
Since Bisram was extradited, there have been several delays in the case—with his attorney, Sanjeev Datadin suggesting that the State is not prepared to prosecute his client.
However, the deceased’s relatives in a press release issued this morning expressed their support and confidence in the prosecutor, saying that she demonstrated nothing short of professionalism in the courtroom.
“Prosecutor Goodings has been working diligently. She conducted herself with dignity, civility, courtesy and a sense of fair play to bring justice for Faiyaz and our family,” the family said.
It further reads, “It is important for members of the Public Security Ministry and the media to be knowledgeable about these types of court matters before releasing inaccurate information that sometimes spreads panic.”
The family said that they have full faith in the judicial system and thanked everyone who has supported them.
Narinedatt was beaten to death by a group of Bisram’s friends when he allegedly slapped the US-based Guyanese who kissed him in the dark at a party Bisram held in November, 2016 at Number 72 Village, Upper Corentyne.
The carpenter’s body was then pushed into the trunk of a car, taken to the Berbice public road, dumped and run over to make it appear as if it was a hit-and-run.
The gruesome killing of the father of two was reportedly ordered by Bisram, who flew to the US soon after.
At the time of Narinedatt’s murder, the police in Berbice treated his death as a road accident since Bisram was a close friend to the senior lawmen in that community, contributing significantly to a number of stations in that division. He was even recognized by the police for his contributions.
It was only after the dead man’s family met with the then Crime Chief, Wendell Blanhum in Georgetown and begged for ranks from the Major Crimes Unit to intervene, then a thorough investigation was done.
In fact, from the inception, there was someone at the party who had witnessed everything. It was this person that led investigators to question five of Bisram’s friends which later resulted in confessions.
These men have all been charged. They are Orlando Dickie, Radesh Motie, Diodath Datt, Harri Paul Parsram, and Niran Yacoob. The accused have all identified Bisram as the mastermind in the murder.