25-Y-0 female remanded for attempted murder of Cop


Twenty-five-year-old Maryann Daby was on Tuesday remanded to prison for the attempted murder of a Police Officer and the possession of an unlicensed firearm and ammunition.

Daby, a Finance Manager of Daby’s Distribution at Providence, East Bank Demerara appeared before Magistrate Judy Latchman and was remanded to prison until May 23, 2018.

The first charge alleged that on May 13, 2018, at Albert Street and Thomas Lands, with intent to commit murder, she attempted to discharge a firearm at Police Constable Christopher Kissoon. She was not required to plea to the charge.

The last two charges read that on the same day, Daby had .32 pistol along with 6 live rounds without being a licensed firearm holder. She pleaded not guilty to the two charges.

Attorney-at-law, Mark Waldron, in his application for bail, told the court that his client is a licensed firearm holder since 2014, however, this year Daby upgraded her firearm license to hold a 9mm pistol; this is not the same gun she allegedly used on the day of the incident.

Waldron explained that no spent shells were found at the scene, however, Police Prosecutor Arwin Moore told the court that on the day in question, in the vicinity of the Guyana Motor Racing and Sports Complex compound, Daby discharged several rounds in the air.

The Prosecutor said that Constable Kissoon, who heard the shots responded and approached Daby, who pointed her firearm to his head and pulled the trigger.

Moore noted that luckily the gun was empty.

The prosecution objected to bail, cited the seriousness of the charge and that the young lady is not licensed to carry that particular firearm.

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