COME next Tuesday, Justice Jo-Ann Barlow is expected to sum up the evidence in the retrial of Rayon Carter, who is accused of shooting a man during a robbery at Kaneville, East Bank Demerara (EBD).
Carter, formerly of Diamond Housing Scheme, EBD, had pleaded not guilty to the charge, which alleged that on January 13, 2018, in the County of Demerara, he murdered Ishwar Ramanah, called “Jack”, during the course or furtherance of a robbery.
He is being represented by attorney-at-law Konyo Sandiford while the prosecution’s case is being led by state counsel Latifah Elliot.
On Thursday, the prosecution and defence gave their closing statements, following which, the judge adjourned the case until September 27 for her summation.
Following the summing up, the judge will hand over the case to the 12-member jury, who will then retire to consider the verdict.
Carter was first tried for the capital offence before Justice Navindra Singh in March 2021.
However, the jury was unable to arrive at a verdict, even after further direction was given by Justice Singh.
According to reports, Ramanah was shot in the abdomen during a robbery at his Kaneville home on December 13, 2017.
He was rushed to the Diamond Hospital, where he was treated and transferred to the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC). He subsequently died on January 13, 2018.