High Court trial for duo accused of plotting to kill businessman

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Two men were on Monday committed to stand trial at the High Court by Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan for allegedly plotting to murder a Lethem businessman.

Mark Grimmond, 57, of Grove Housing Scheme, East Bank Demerara (EBD) and Chatterpaul Singh known as Kevin, 36, of Cummings Lodge, East Coast Demerara (ECD) were committed following the closure of a Preliminary Inquiry.

They are charged with conspiracy to commit murder and it is alleged that between April 1, 2018, and June 7, 2019, at Georgetown, they conspired with persons known and unknown to murder Dwayne Grant.

Grimmond was represented by Attorneys Bernard DaSilva while Singh, who is a miner, was represented by Attorney-at-law Glen Hanoman.

The case was prosecuted by Inspector Neville Jeffers.

The Chief Magistrate ruled that there is sufficient evidence against the two to stand trial before a Judge and Jury at the next practical sitting of the Demerara Assizes.

Grimmond and Singh will remain on $500,000 bail.

Gimmond is the owner of Mark Interior Communication Inc. and also manages Rockies Bar and Hotel in Georgetown. The News Room understands that Grimmond also owns a security company.

According to reports Grant, who is a businessman in Lethem, made a report to the Police that the two defendants were plotting to kill him.

The Police in Lethem then visited a hotel and found Singh with a firearm in his possession. Singh was taken into Police custody and reportedly admitted that he was contracted by Grimmond to kill Grant.

Grimmond was later arrested and taken into Police custody and telephone records from both men were obtained.

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