28-year-old Kacey Heyliger of 42 Shell Road Kitty, was this morning informed by a Magistrate that the murder charge against him has been withdrawn.

Heyliger was before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts when she informed him the charge was withdrawn following advice from the Director of Public Prosecution (DPP).

Heyliger was the first person charged with the murder of 60-year-old Peter Gonsalves, a building contractor.

On February 8, 2021, following a confession, the police charged 25-year-old Daniel Parris, a miner of ‘D’ Field South Sophia, Georgetown, was charged on February 8, 2021, following a confession.

The court heard that while in custody, Parris confessed to the murder and even took detectives to a location in Kuru Kuru on the Linden Soesdyke Highway, where the now dead man’s stolen bike was recovered.

Gonsalves of Pere Street Kitty was killed on December 7, 2020, at about 21:45 hrs on Garnett Street, Newtown, Kitty.

Guyana Standard had reported that Gonsalves was riding his motorcycle on Vlissengen Road, and while in the vicinity of Red Bar on Garnett Street, the men rode up and opened fire, hitting the man.

Gonsalves then fell to the ground, while one of the bandits picked up the dead man’s motorcycle and made good their escape.
When paramedics arrived on the scene, they pronounced the elderly man dead.

Heyliger was charged with the 2018 murder of America Street, Georgetown money changer Shawn Nurse called ‘Fabulous’.
Following a Preliminary Inquiry in the Magistrates’ Courts, the charge against him was discharged due to insufficient evidence.


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