Prosecution to lead closing arguments in fuel dealer’s murder trial

The prosecution will today present its closing arguments in the trial of Curt Thomas, who is being accused of the 2016 murder of fuel dealer Seetram Singh.
On Tuesday, the final witnesses, Rajmohan Autar and the mother of the accused, were cross-examination by Thomas’s Attorney and by State Prosecutors Tuanna Hardy and Tyra Bakker.
When the matter comes up for hearing today, the court will entertain closing addresses from the prosecution and from the defence.
Trial Judge Navindra Singh will also sum up the evidence before putting the case to the jury for deliberation on a verdict. As such, Thomas is expected to know his fate on Thursday.
It was reported that on April 30, 2016, Thomas murdered Singh during the course/furtherance of a robbery. It was reported that Singh, 52, of Lot 40 Parika Outfall, East Bank Essequibo (EBE), was stabbed to his abdomen and shot twice – to his head and hip. The bullet to his head was fired at close range, and may have been the fatal shot.
Media reports at the time stated that Singh was talking to someone on his mobile phone when he was attacked and stabbed.
In an attempt to raise an alarm, the injured man ran towards a shop, but the gunman gave chase and caught up with him. A scuffle ensued, and it was then that the suspect discharged two rounds at Singh.
Reports were that as the businessman fell, the gunman relieved him of two gold chains and escaped. Singh was rushed to the Leonora Cottage Hospital, West Coast Demerara (WCD), where he was pronounced dead on arrival.