Defence makes application for State Prosecutor to be replaced
Marcus Bisram PI
…asks for case to remain in Georgetown
Defence lawyers, Glen Hanoman, Sanjeev Datadin and Dexter Todd, who are representing murder accused Marcus Bisram on Monday requested that the case remains at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts for the preliminary inquiry.
To support the request on Monday, the lawyers told acting Chief Magistrate Sherdel Isaacs-Marcus that the bias and prejudiced behaviour from Magistrates in Berbice has promoted the submissions.
The defence counsels further submitted an application to have State Prosecutor Stacy Goodings removed from the case. The attorneys also submitted that Magistrate Isaacs-Marcus has jurisdiction to keep the case in Georgetown. After listening to the submissions, the Magistrate adjourned the case to January 15 when a decision will be made on the way forward with the matter.
On December 16, 2019, during an appearance at the Springlands Magistrate’s Court, Magistrate Alex Moore recused himself from hearing the case.
This was after instructions to this nature were given to him by Chancellor of the Judiciary (ag) Yonette Cummings-Edwards.
Bisram is accused of ordering the death of 26-year-old carpenter, Faiyaz Narinedatt, some three years ago. Following a long and unsuccessful legal battle to fight his extradition, Bisram arrived in Guyana in November last.
Bisram was initially charged in absentia, while five others: Orlando Dickie, Radesh Motie, Diodath Datt, Harri Paul Parsram, and Niran Yacoob have also been committed to stand trial for the murder of Faiyaz Narinedatt.