Political activist Crum-Ewing’s murder accused freed

Last Updated on Wednesday, 14 September 2016, 15:35 by Denis Chabrol

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.