Former cop, other committed to stand trial –for Whim businessman murder

A FORMER cop is one of two persons committed to stand trial at the Berbice Assizes  for the slaying of  the  Whim, Corentyne businessman, Winston Ragnauth.

The 57-year-old businessman and father of three was found  on November 7, 2012, with an incised wound to his throat  in a room aback his home at Lot 2, North Whim Public Road. His son, Emmanuel, a detective attached  to Whim Police Station, had made the discovery.
Former Mounted Branch cop Elton Haynes, known as “Bush Bull” and  “Ton,” of Manchester Village, along with co-accused  Carlton Akeem Bourne, also of Whim Village, were committed to stand trial at the next sitting of the Berbice Assizes. This, after Magistrate  Rabindranauth Singh ruled that a prima facie case was made out against the duo.
The case was initially heard by former Magistrate Adela Nagamootoo, before it was transferred before Magistrate  Sing, who listened to the testimonies of several witnesses.



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