A jury has been empanelled by High Court Justice Brassington Reynolds to decide on the evidence in the trial of two men – Shawn Edinboro and Michael Bishop – who are jointly charged with the January 2014 murder of Beterverwagting, East Coast Demerara (ECD) taxi driver Raphael Campbell.
The indictment presented against them by State Prosecutors Seeta Bishundial and Tyra Bakker states that they murdered Campbell between January 2 and January 3, 2014. Their trial will commence on February 16, 2021, at the High Court in Demerara. The two murder accused will appear virtually from prison.
In November 2020, another man, 23-year-old Shawn Collins was sentenced to 10 years’ imprisonment for the taxi driver’s killing. He was arraigned before Justice Navindra Singh and opted to plead guilty to the lesser count of manslaughter.
Reports are that on January 2, 2020, Campbell picked up a few male passengers at Camp Street, Georgetown, and took them to a village on the East Coast of Demerara, where he was robbed and slain. His body was found the next day.
Police had stated that Edinboro, Bishop, Collins, and some other men were stopped at a roadblock on the Linden-Soesdyke Highway. They were found in the motor car that was stolen from Campbell. (G1)