“Grey Boy” charged again for Crum-Ewing’s murder

first_img…as DPP reopens caseThe prime suspect in the execution of Courtney Crum-Ewing almost two years ago was remanded to prison after stirring an hour-long drama in the Police Outpost at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts on Tuesday afternoon.Regan “Grey Boy” RodriguesUpon arrival at the courts, Regan “Grey Boy” Rodrigues stubbornly refused to enter the courtroom and opted to remain in the outpost area, creating a racket as seemingly powerless armed officers stood nearby, withstanding his tantrums. Magistrate Judy Latchman went downstairs in a futile effort to persuade him to attend the hearing. It was only upon the intervention of Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan, who went to Rodrigues and informed him about the reopened status of the case by the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP), Shalimar Ali-Hack, that Rodrigues terminated the ruckus.The Magistrate then ordered Rodrigues to return to court on April 25, 2017 and remanded him to prison until then.Based on reports reaching Guyana Times, the accused was arrested on Friday last at Middle Road, La Penitence, Georgetown.He was released on September 14, 2016 owing to insufficient evidence as the prosecution had failed to establish a case against him for the murder. Subsequently, the DPP ordered the case reopened one month ago. The sole purpose of this remit according to the DPP’s chambers is to take further evidence from Police witnesses and to rule on the voluntariness of all oral statements of the accused. Attorney-at-Law Nigel Hughes was appointed as a Special Prosecutor in the case.Crum-Ewing was gunned down in 2015 as he encouraged persons to turn out to vote for the election.Rodrigues is no stranger to the courts as a previous case of illegal gun possession was ruled in his favour shortly before the the murder charge against him was dismissed. According to reports, ballistic tests on the hand gun found in Rodrigues’s possession proved that the weapon was one and the same used to murder Crum-Ewing.last_img