DONELL Trapp called ‘Short Man’ will have to face a new trial for allegedly murdering re-migrant agriculturist, Anthony Breedy, as the 12-member jury could not arrive at a verdict after two hours of deliberation on Tuesday.
As a result of this development, he was further remanded to prison by the presiding judge, Justice Jo-Ann Barlow. He will be retried at the next practical sitting of the Demerara Assizes.
Trapp formerly of Timehri, East Bank Demerara (EBD) was on trial at the Demerara High Court for the murder of the 60-year-old man, between March 12 and 14, 2016 at Hill Foot, Soesdyke-Linden Highway. He had pleaded not guilty.
The State was represented by prosecutors, Lisa Cave and Latifah Elliott, while Trapp was represented by attorneys-at-law Dexter Smartt and Javon Cox.
According to reports, Breedy’s body was found with hands and feet bound, on the lower flat of his two-storey house.
It was also reported that he had sustained multiple injuries to his head.
It is believed that, after the act was committed, the perpetrators made off with his Sports Utility Vehicle (SUV) and other belongings, including an Automated Teller Machine (ATM) card.