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Date set for Carolan Lynch’s Preliminary Inquiry into Farouk Razac’s murder

Carolan Lynch

Former South American beauty queen, Carolan Lynch’s second Preliminary Inquiry to determine whether there is enough evidence for her to stand trial in the High Court for the alleged murder of her husband would begin in another two months.

Lynch is accused of murdering 44-year old Farouk Razac, a wealthy businessman, on May 7,2007 at their Bel Air Park home.

Chief Magistrate, Priya Sewnarine-Beharry fixed April 1 as the date for the inquiry to begin when the accused made a second court appearance since she surrendered just under one month ago.

The Prosecution advised the court that the police investigation has been concluded and they would lead 16 witnesses to testify in the case.

Lynch’s lawyers are Peter Hugh and Latchmi Rahamat.

Rahamat has already told the court during her client’s first appearance on January 22 that the prosecution has not tendered new evidence in the Lower or High Court dating back to the first murder charge.

The then Magistrate, Gordon Gilhuys had discharged the case in 2008 and freed Lynch due to an absence of insufficient evidence for her to be trialled by a judge and jury.

The Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) in 2010 recommended that the charge be instituted against the woman who had been on the run ever since then. She later surfaced in 2013 at an eco-tourism resort where she had been employed for some time.

However, when news broke that she had been employed there, her employer severed ties and she again vanished for several months until she surrendered on January 21, 2014.