Accused in double murder collapses in Court
One the first day of the Preliminary Inquiry (PI) into the murders of Constance Fraser, 89, and Phyllis Caesar, 77, one of the accused fainted in the Georgetown Magistrate’s Court on Thursday, January 11, 2018.
The elderly women were found dead on October 3, 2017, at their South Road and Albert Street home. Those charged with their murders are 25-year-old Christopher Khan called Imran Khan; Steven Andrews; 26 and Phillip Sufferin, 23.
The PI commenced before Magistrate Judy Latchman with the testimony of Police Witness, Troy Henry, however, there was much confusion in the docks among the three accused.
Sufferin behaved in a disorderly manner as he professed his innocence and noted that he is “suffering” in jail.
In disgust, his accomplice, Khan, told him: “boy just stop and tell these people the truth cause is you hold down these people.”
With that, Sufferin fainted in court and caused the matter to be further adjourned. As the commotion was ongoing, relatives and friends of the victims were reading their Bible.
Sufferin had to be lifted out of the courtroom by police officers and after more than 45 minutes, the Guyana Fire Service and Rescue Ambulance arrived and took him away.
Fraser and Caesar were discovered bound and gagged around 9:30hrs by members of their South Road Full Gospel Assembly church.
Autopsies performed by government pathologist Dr Nehaul Singh revealed that they both died as a result of asphyxiation due to suffocation and manual strangulation, compounded by trauma to the head.