Houston man to face High Court trial

Mark Barcley, of 38 Back Street, Houston, Greater Georgetown, was on Thursday committed to stand trial for manslaughter at the High Court by Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan, after she declared a prima facie case was made out against him.

Mark Barcley
Mark Barcley

The security guard was initially charged with murder, but the Chief Magistrate, in handing down her ruling, explained that the man would be charged with manslaughter instead of murder.
Initially, the charge stated that on April 30, 2016, at Georgetown, the defendant murdered Gordon Ross.
According to reports, 26-year-old Ross was found on John Street, Georgetown in the vicinity of White Castle Fish Shop with multiple stab wounds to his body. He was then taken to the Georgetown Public Hospital by public-spirited persons where he succumbed while receiving medical treatment.
The Chief Magistrate further stated that the prosecution has provided substantial evidence to the court through its witnesses.
The defendant was granted bail in the sum of $200,000 with the condition he appear weekly to the officer in charge at the Ruimveldt Police Station.