Pathologist gives evidence

“Picture Boy’s” trial

As the trial for “Picture Boy” continued in the High Court, Government Forensic Pathologist, Dr Nehaul Singh and Deputy Superintendent

Dead: Ray “Sugar” Walcott
Dead: Ray “Sugar” Walcott

Michael Kingston took to the witness stand on Friday to give evidence.
Cyon “Picture Boy” Collier is accused of killing two brothers – Ray Walcott, also known as “Sugar”, and Carl Andrews, also known as

Accused Cyon “Picture Boy” Collier
Accused Cyon “Picture Boy” Collier

“Alo”; both of Victoria Village, East Coast Demerara (ECD) in 2006.
Dr Singh in his testimony described what he found and submitted in his medical report for Walcott and Andrews.
According to the Pathologist, Walcott would have succumbed as a result of multiple gunshot wounds. “The body had a large open wound to the forehead causing loss of brain matter,” Dr Singh told the court, pointing out all of the bones in the head were fractured.
A second hole was discovered in the abdomen where a bullet entered and exited through the left side of the chest while another wound was visible at the base of the skull and exited through the back of the neck.
In addition to those gunshot wounds, Dr Singh pointed out two parallel wounds entering from the elbow and leaving through the wrists with a number of grazed marks about the body, some of which could be caused by pebbles on the road or broken glass.
Dr Singh said he was not a ballistic specialist and it was no way he could have determined the type of weapon used but from his knowledge, the injuries had to be caused by a rifle and not a shotgun.
Defence Counsel Lyndon Amsterdam questioned the Pathologist about the possibility of a person being shot in the arm at a reasonable distance and not have any broken bones based on the fact that Walcott was shot in the elbow and no bones were broken in the arm; however Dr Singh deemed it a possibility.
Upon examination of Carl Andrews, Dr Singh discovered three bullet wounds and several abrasions about the body caused by bullets.

Dead: Carl Andrews
Dead: Carl Andrews

The external examination showed a wound to the right cheek near the eye while a second showed an entrance from the lower right back and a third to the face.
The bullet entering the back, according to Dr Singh, would have travelled upwards and pierced the right lung and fracturing the first rib before lodging in the chest cavity where he discovered it during the autopsy examination.
The fractured rib, in Dr Singh’s opinion may have been the cause of the exit hole below the neck with a fragment of bone coming through the opening.
This is the third trial Collier stands accused of murdering the two brothers in Victoria Village, ECD on September 23, 2006. Reports are a group of young men were playing dominoes at the Victoria four-corner when the two brothers were allegedly shot by the accused, who rode up on a motorcycle.
The brothers were rushed to hospital where they were pronounced dead on arrival. The trial continues on Monday.