Former GDF officer further remanded for reputed wife’s murder


– Court awaits psychiatrist’s report.

UNLIKE his first appearance two weeks ago that saw him crying uncontrollably, a more composed Orwain Sandy, the interdicted army captain appeared on Tuesday before Magistrate Judy Latchman as the murder case against him continued.

Sandy is facing the murder charge for the alleged shooting death of his reputed wife, Reona Payne. The woman was reportedly shot multiple times to the body and left to die on the corner of the road in Alexander Village.

At Sandy’s first court appearance when he sobbed his way in and out of the courthouse, attorney James Bond who represented him had requested a psychiatric report.
However, during yesterday’s appearance, the Court was told by the Police prosecutor that the investigations into the All Fool’s Day incident were still incomplete, as the investigative unit is awaiting a report from psychiatrist Dr. Bhiro Harry.

The matter was adjourned to May 2, 2018, when it is expected that a psychiatric evaluation would have been completed and a report compiled. Sandy was further remanded to prison.
The former officer of the Guyana Defence Force (GDF) was arrested when he reportedly turned himself over to the Police on April 1 and handed over his weapon, shortly after the reputed wife was shot dead.

According to reports, the couple was in Sandy’s car travelling in Alexander Village when an argument developed. Moments later, gunshots rang out and the woman was spotted bleeding profusely at the scene.
The weapon that was allegedly used during the killing was said to be the one that was issued to Sandy as part of his work detail.