– as PI into Norton St. taxi driver’s murder winds down
THE preliminary inquiry into the murder of Marlon Rodney, also known as ‘George’, who was killed during a dispute in April 2019, is expected to come to an end on September 17, 2020, before Magistrate Faith McGusty at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Court.
On remand for Rodney’s murder are 26-year-old Osaffo Grundall, called “Curlup”, of Freeman Street, East La Penitence, and James Fraser, called “Damo”, of Garnett Street, Campbellville.
Particulars of the case allege that between April 25, 2019 and April 30, 2019, the pair murdered Rodney on Norton Street, Lodge.
Come September 17, Magistrate McGusty is expected to make her ruling on whether there is sufficient evidence for the duo to stand trial at the High Court, or be freed.
According to reports, Rodney, 35, a known taxi driver of Norton Street, Lodge was in a heated argument with the pair on the day in question, when one of them pulled a gun and fired several rounds at him, hitting him in the leg.
Though Rodney was rushed to the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC), he would later succumb.