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Political activist Crum-Ewing’s murder accused freed

Regan ‘Grey Boy’ Rodrigues

Regan ‘Grey Boy’ Rodrigues

The man accused of the murder of political activist, Courtney Crum-Ewing in the run-up to  Guyana’s general elections last year was Wednesday freed by City Magistrate, Judy Latchman because of insufficient evidence.

Regan Rodrigues, 38,  was free to leave the Georget0wm Magistrates’ Court after the Magistrate ruled that there was insufficient evidence for him be trialed by a High Court judge and jury.

Her ruling came after Special Prosecutor, Nigel Hughes summed up the case. Hughes, of the Alliance For Change (AFC), had been among the first on the scene of the killing at Diamond, East Bank Demerara on March 10, 2015.

At the time, Crum-Ewing had been on a megaphone urging residents to go out and vote for the A Partnership for National Unity+ Alliance For Change (APNU+AFC) coalition.

Prior to Wednesday’s ruling, he had won a case of illegal gun possession. At that time, police had claimed that ballistic tests on a hand gun found in his possession allegedly proved that it was the same weapon that was used to kill Crum-Ewing.

  • Emile_Mervin

    We knew this was coming, so what else is news! The Coalition continues to protect the PPP for some strange reason!

    • Lancelot Brassington

      That Latchman girl remanded an immature looking,underweight eighteen year old who from all indications was from a respectable family to jail TWICE for sticking out an upturned middle finger as Jagdeo’s motorcade passed the truck he was travelling in. An act of youthful folly, nothing more. Why put her to deal with a case like this one. Surely this case did not have to be dealt with by any specific magistrate. Latchman is one fine piece of work and she needs looking at. The same goes for the person (seconded army officer???) who assigned her to this case. I endorse your conclusion. No prizes for guessing what will happen with Westford and her sidekick Cummings, Carvil Duncan and GPL’s $27,000,000.00 thief. I am predicting that legal technicalities and loopholes will be milked for all they are worth by the bench as was the case here.

    • eddie

      is that the fate you have in the judicial system that you have to pile it with this inept government

  • Col123

    Evidence vs speculation!…at least, it appears that the justice system may have worked for this chap…another reason against capital punishment !