Two plead not guilty to 2016 murder of Gafoor’s manager


Two men on Thursday pleaded not guilty to the 2016 murder of Gafoor’s manager Terry Lackhan who was killed during a robbery at his Herstelling, East Bank Demerara home.

David Outar, 27, formerly of First Street, Herstelling and Patrick Ross, 29, formerly of Foulis, East Coast Demerara both appeared before Justice Simone Morris-Ramlall at the Demerara High Court.

The duo denied that on July 21, 2016 they murdered Lackhan during the course or furtherance of a robbery. The men were represented by attorneys Stacy Goodings and Adrian Thompson.  Evidence is being led by State counsels Muntaz Ali and Simran Gajraj.

Terry Lackhan

A jury was empanelled to hear the case next Monday.

The body of the 55-year-old Gafsons Industries Limited’s manager was discovered by a neighbour shortly after a male was seen exiting the house with several bags.

He was found motionless next to a wardrobe around 23:00hrs with a length of rope tied around his neck, while several bottles of tablets and photographs of his family members lay nearby.

Police later arrested Outer and Ross following an investigation.

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