Psychiatrist finds murder accused unfit to plead – jury agree

MURDER accused Andre Hurdle appeared at the Demerara Assizes to face trial for murder but Government Psychiatrist Dr. Bhairo Harry testified that the accused who was his patient, was not fit to stand trial.Presiding Judge, Mr. Brassington Reynolds directed a 12-member jury who heard the doctor’s testimony to determine whether the accused was fit or not to face trial.
After deliberating for a short while the jury returned a verdict that the accused was unfit to plead.
Judge Reynolds directed that the accused be taken back to prison where arrangements will be made for him to receive the necessary psychiatric treatment.
The prosecution was led by prosecutrix Mrs. Tashana Lake in association with lawyers Orinthia Schmidt and Stacy Goodings.
Attorney-at-law, Miss Sonia Parag represented the accused.


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