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Gun, ammo charge against Crum-Ewing’s murder accused, Grey Boy, dismissed

Regan "Grey Boy" Rodrigues leaving court Monday, January 11, 2015.

Regan “Grey Boy” Rodrigues leaving court Monday, January 11, 2015.

The man charged with the murder of political activist Courtney Crum-Ewing was Monday acquitted of charges of illegal possession of a firearm and ammunition after the prosecution failed to prove its case.

City Magistrate, Fabayo Azore dismissed the charges against Regan “Grey Boy” Rodrigues but he was convicted and sentenced to three years imprisonment for escaping from lawful custody.

The prosecution’s case was that during a search, with his permission, at his house police for guns, ammunition and narcotics and ammunition, one Taurus pistol and 14 bullets were found under a chair in the house.

The court was further told that Rodrigues stated that he was not the holder of a firearm license.

The prosecution’s facts were that while Rodrigues was being escorted by police, he shoved down one of the policemen and escaped and later surrendered.

The prosecution could not disprove the alibi by Defence Lawyer, Adrian Thompson that Rodrigues was not present at the time of the search.

The Magistrate said no evidence was presented by the prosecution to prove that Rodrigues had knowledge of the gun and ammunition under a chair that the police lifted up instead of in his bedroom.

Attorney-at-Law Thompson also told the court that house  was occupied by several persons and that Rodrigues was not the owner, convincing the magistrate that anyone could have placed the items under the chair.

Rodrigues was charged in July, 2015 with the murder of Crum-Ewing on May 10, 2015 at Diamond, East Bank Demerara.

Police said ballistic tests conducted on a handgun confirmed that it was used to gun down Crum-Ewing who had been on a loud-hailer at the time urging residents to go out and vote for the then opposition coalition A Partnership for National Unity+ Alliance For Change.

Crum-Ewing was a former officer of the Guyana Defence Force and a past student of Queen’s College.

  • rudeo

    another clumsy frame up by the keystone cops

  • Emile_Mervin

    I knew this was coming and even blogged the charge against Grey Boy was shaky.

    Meanwhile, add the Crum-Ewing murder to the list of 400+ unsolved murders of Guyanese on the PPP’s watch. Like the Robb Street granny case, where the mastermind is free, the mastermind of the Crum-Ewing case is free.

    And the freaking coalition is still talking about unity government?

    • SYL

      I told you bloggers that it would take skillful strategy to deal with the criminal issues in GT, Then as you say the govt. is talking about unity govt. A neuro- surgeon is needed for the govt. Call up the Republican candidate, Mr. Carlson of USA, . If you cannot secure a proper conviction for a small “fry” how can you get the big fishes like the opposition guys of the last govt. I would soon stop my comments on the issues in GT, because its a waste of time , All the politicians of the former govt. and this one are buddies. PUNTO FINALE!

      • Emile_Mervin

        There are times when I walk in the same shoes and feel the same way. This is why I am often tempted to think Guyana is blessed with natural resources but cursed with inept political leaders. Except for a glimmer of hope from Desmond Hoyte, there isn’t a past leader that impressed me, and Granger seems like another Ramotar, unless he can up his game soon.

        • SYL

          Guyana has similarities like Haiti, rich country in natural and human resources , but in the case of Haiti they believe in the VOODO solution,on the other hand Guyanese believe in Indian gods, Allah, Jesus, and the girls call it “COMPLICATED” The scenario is like a little kid wants a toy , he fights every other kid to get it, and once he achieves it, he plays for a while, then looses interest in it, , so are many so called leaders, “YES I CAN, YES WE CAN” and once they get the power, it business as usual. They loose interest in the real purpose for the fight to achieve, and complacency steps in, and every starts the blame game, and pointing fingers, wasting tax payers money, but fattening themselves.Criticism is easy while on the opposition benches, but when in the drivers seat, you’ve got to know to negotiate effectively the bends, round–abouts, on the highways, and other roads, then its important to know how to park, in other words, when to speak up sense, and shout up. God bless the people of the country, and give wisdom to the govt.

  • Danny Persaud

    Keep dreaming….

  • Danny Persaud

    Keep dreaming