A man and a woman were on Tuesday remanded to prison for the murder of the Berbice man who was visiting from overseas.
Making their appearance at the New Amsterdam Magistrate Court before Magistrate Renita Singh were Maryo Bissoondyal of Cumberland, East Canje Berbice and Malisha Dutchin, 26 of Reliance, East Canje.
The charge read that on Tuesday August 3, 2021 at Lot 9 Reliance, East Canje, Bissoondyal and Dutchin murdered Hemraj Pardesi in the furtherance of a robbery.
They were not required to plead to the indictable charge. Prosecutor Poliah subsequently told the court that forensic test results from the forensic lab and the post mortem report for Pardesi are outstanding.
He requested a month for the file to be complete.
Magistrate Singh transferred the case to the Reliance Magistrate Court for September 09.
Hemraj Pardesi, who had returned to Guyana a few weeks prior to his death, was found murdered in his yard. Police subsequently arrested Maryo Bissoondyal based on information provided to them. He was discovered hiding in the Canje Creek.
Bissoondyal, during interrogation, confessed to being a part of the plot and execution of the robbery/murder.
Malisha Dutchin and Jason Isaacs (still at large) were implicated. He told police the intention was to rob Pardesi and that the plan was concocted by Dutchin.
Just three days later, Dutchin turned herself over to authorities and confirmed with police that she shared a relationship with Pardesi and that she had called the man over to her house the night he was killed. She told investigators that after he left her house she had no knowledge of what occured after. However, Bissoondyal had told the police that Dutchin lured Pardesi over to her house via a phone call and when he left she contacted Isaacs. Bissoondyal further said that he and Isaacs went over to Pardesi’s yard and attacked him.