COME Friday, Justice Sandil Kissoon is expected to sum up the evidence in the retrial of Lennox Wayne called ‘Two Colours’, who is accused of murdering cosmetologist, Ashmini Harriram, in 2014. Wayne had pleaded not guilty to the charge which alleged that on July 10, 2014, at Lusignan, Railway Embankment, East Coast Demerara, he murdered Harriram.
Following the summing up on Friday at the Demerara High Court, the judge will hand over the case to the 12-member jury who will retire to consider the verdict.
He is being represented by attorney-at-law Nigel Hughes and associates, while prosecutor Lisa Cave is on record for the state.
On Tuesday, Cave closed her case. Closing arguments were also made by the defence.
The murder case was first tried in 2017 before Justice Jo-Ann Barlow and a 12-member jury at the Georgetown High Court, but ended in a hung jury. Justice Barlow subsequently ordered a retrial, and the matter was listed to be heard during the January 2021 session of the Demerara Assizes.
In April, Wayne’s co-accused, Melroy Doris, had pleaded guilty to manslaughter and was sentenced to five years.
The Guyana Chronicle had reported that it was alleged that Wayne was the triggerman while Doris was the taxi driver who drove Wayne to the scene of the crime to execute Harriram. It is also alleged that following the act, Doris reportedly transported Wayne back to the city where the victim’s phone was handed over to one of the two persons who contracted the duo to carry out the murderous act for a price tag of $2.5 million. The two men were reportedly contracted by the brother-in-law of the hairdresser and an accomplice who wanted her dead after they suspected that she had snitched on them. They believed that it was she who had informed the police of a drug operation they were engaged in, resulting in the narcotics being seized.