Daby further remanded on attempted murder charge


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

On May 15, Daby made her first court appearance before Magistrate Judy Latchman, where it was 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.

On Wednesday, under heavy security, Daby made her second court appearance before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan and was further remanded to prison on the grounds of public safety.

During the hearing, Daby’s Attorney, Mark Waldron, in his bail application cited several regional cases where persons were granted bail on similar charges.

Police Prosecutor, Gordon Mansfield told the Court that the police file is incomplete as two statements and the ballistic report are still outstanding.

The Magistrate rejected the lawyer’s bail application and remanded Daby to prison until May 30. The matter was transferred to Magistrate Leron Daly.

According to reports, on the day in question, in the vicinity of the Guyana Motor Racing and Sports Complex compound, Daby discharged several rounds in the air.

Constable Kissoon heard the gunshots, responded and approached Daby, who pointed her firearm to his head and pulled the trigger. However, the gun was empty.

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