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.