Albouystown man pleads not guilty to murdering elderly women
Phillip Suffrein on Wednesday pleaded not guilty to the murders of Constance Fraser, 89, and Phylis Caesar, 77, who were found dead on October 3, 2017, at their South Road and Albert Street house in Georgetown.
Suffrein, 28, formerly of Albouystown, Georgetown, appeared before Justice Jo-Ann Barlow at the Georgetown High Court after spending the last five years on remand awaiting trial.
He denied murdering the two elderly women between October 2 and 3, 2017, during the course of a robbery. Suffrein’s trial will commence on June 1, 2022, before a 12-member jury.
He is represented by attorney-at-law Madan Kissoon. The News Room had previously reported that three bandits broke into the house and bound and gagged the women on October 2, 2017.
The men ransacked the house for money and valuables during which they also strangled the women to death.
On October 3, 2017, the bodies of Fraser and Caesar were discovered by members of their South Road Full Gospel Assembly church.
Autopsies performed by government pathologist Dr Nehaul Singh revealed that they both died as a result of asphyxiation due to suffocation and manual strangulation, compounded by trauma to the head.