‘Mark Lee’ found not guilty of murder outside Blue Iguana

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Mark Lowchee, 47, called “Mark Lee”, who was on trial for the 2003 fatal shooting of a man outside of the Blue Iguana nightclub was on Wednesday acquitted of the charge following a not guilty verdict by a jury.

Lowchee, formerly of West La Penitence, Georgetown, was on trial before Justice Navindra Singh and a 12-member jury at the Demerara High Court for the murder of Collis DeAbreu, which occurred on September 21, 2003, at Light and Fifth Street, Alberttown.

The State was represented by prosecutor, Tiffani Lyken while Lowchee was represented by attorney-at-law, Ravindra Mohabir. The jury, after deliberating for over two hours on Wednesday afternoon, returned with a unanimous not guilty verdict.

On the day in question, Lowchee and DeAbreu along with other persons were outside the nightclub when Lowchee became involved in an argument with another man, during which, he pulled out a firearm and discharged several rounds hitting DeAbreu and two others.

DeAbreu was rushed to the Georgetown Public Hospital and was pronounced dead. An arrest warrant was issued for Lowchee and in 2017, he was finally arrested by the police.

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