West La Penitence man to face judge, jury for murder

first_imgA West La Penitence, Georgetown man was on Tuesday committed to stand trial in the High Court after a prima facie case was made out against him.Wayne Gilbert was committed by Magistrate Leron Daly when he appeared at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts.The 27-year-old man stood before Magistrate Daly for the Preliminary Inquiry which commenced in 2017.It is alleged that Gilbert, on January 20, 2017, while in the company of two others, murdered 34-year-old Rawle Rodrigues during a robbery at Croal Street, Stabroek, Georgetown.In court on Tuesday, Magistrate Daly informed Gilbert that there was sufficient evidence and a prima facie case has been made out against him.The prosecution’s case was presented by Police Prosecutor Richard Harris.In 2018, City Magistrate Judy Latchman had committed Afabia Yankana and Akeem Hayman, Gilbert’s alleged accomplices, to also stand trial in the High Court.Reports are on January 17, 2017, Rodrigues was stabbed multiple times to his chest by three men at the Route 32 Minibus Park, Georgetown. The prosecution had contended that the men trailed the victim from a nearby bar where he was seen consuming alcohol.last_img

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