Malcolm Cully was on Tuesday committed to stand trial in the High Court for the 2014 murder of businesswoman Sumintra Dinool.

Culley had initially been charged with Shaheed Ally in February 2019 with the murder of Dinool, who was found dead in her home in 2014.

The charge stated that Culley and Ally, between June 14 and June 15, 2014, at Barr Street, Albouystown, murdered Dinool in the course or furtherance of a robbery. However, Ally was afterward beaten to death at the Lusignan Prison.

When the matter was called on Tuesday, Principal Magistrate Faith McGusty ruled that having considered the prosecution’s evidence, the court believed that a good case had been made out against Culley.

As such, he was committed to stand trial at the next practicable sitting of the Demerara Assizes.

Reports are that Dinool’s 42-year-old son, Shah Dinool, arrived home after a night out and found his bedroom ransacked. He then became suspicious and checked on his mother, whom he found gagged and dead in bed.

Her hands and legs were bound with telephone cords and tied to the rails of the bed. The younger Dinool then raised an alarm and contacted his father, Sheik Dinool, who lived a few houses away. The Police were summoned to the scene.

Media reports in 2014 stated that several electronic equipment, including a flat-screen television set and other items, were taken from the woman’s home. However, some cash was reportedly found in the slain woman’s bedroom.

According to media reports, the police had said that there were no visible signs of forced entry into the home.
The vendor lived at the Albouystown property for about 46 years. At the time of the murder, the police had questioned the son, among several other persons. The Post-Mortem Examination showed that she died from strangulation.

Cully, a 28-year-old water vendor, was previously charged and remanded for wounding Ronald Khan with intent to commit murder on May 18, 2018, at Cooper Street, Albouystown.


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