PI to commence on Friday

Subryanville shooting

Principal Magistrate Judy Latchman on Monday announced that the preliminary inquiry into the shooting death of taxi driver Jason De Florimonte, who reportedly was shot and killed by his neighbour last August, is set to commence on Friday before Georgetown Magistrate Fabayo Azore.
Businessman Erwin Bacchus, owner of Tourist Villa Hotel in Subryanville, Georgetown, who allegedly shot and killed De Florimonte, is on $1.5 million bail.
At his arraignment before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan, defence attorneys Nigel Hughes and Glenn Hanoman had contended that their client was acting in self-defence on the day of the incident.
Hughes disclosed that Bacchus had fired two warning shots before shooting De Florimonte, who had armed himself with a knife and a rolling pin in attacking the hotel owner’s handyman.
As such, bail had been granted to the accused, one condition for which had required him to lodge his passport with the court and report weekly to the Kitty Police Station.

On the day of the shooting, 30-year-old De Florimonte, of Lot 96 Fifth Avenue Subryanville Georgetown, had reportedly been assaulting his girlfriend in front of his home when the hotel’s handyman intervened.
This had angered the late De Florimonte, and he had pursued the handyman to the hotel, but was reportedly shot by Bacchus, who had gone to the rescue of his employee.