Former GDF rank “fit” to stand trial for girlfriend’s murder

first_imgOrwain Sandy, the former Guyana Defence Force captain who shot his girlfriend, Reona Payne to death and then blamed his action on mental illness, was deemed fit to stand trial for the heinous crime.This was revealed when he reappeared at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts on Thursday.Sandy’s Attorney, James Bond told the court that there were difficulties getting a private psychiatrist to examine his client and as such, they had to resort to local Psychiatrist, Dr Bhrio Harry to perform the evaluation.Bond further related that he and his client are ready to proceed with the full disclosures for prosecution. On the other hand, Police Prosecutor Vishnu Hunt told the court that the Police are yet to collect three outstanding statements in the matter but assured that they will be ready for commencement of the Preliminary Inquiry (PI).However, Magistrate Judy Latchman further remanded Sandy to prison and the matter was adjourned until June 11 for statements.In May, Sandy shot and killed Payne in broad daylight in First Street Alexander village; he then turned himself into the Police and handed over the service weapon he used to commit the act. Payne was shot multiple times about her body.Sandy was subsequently charged but he was granted an application to be mentally evaluated after his attorney told the court that the examination is critical to his client’s well-being, since he has been consulting with a psychiatrist for the past two years.It was reported that Sandy and Payne were in a motorcar proceeding along First Street, Alexander Village when an argument ensued after he reportedly accused her of being unfaithful.It was reported that he stopped the car, and as the woman exited, he shot her several times with his service revolver.He left her lifeless body on the roadway and went to the Ruimveldt Police Station, where he surrendered, informing ranks what he had done moments earlier.This publication was told that the argument ensued after Sandy had confronted Payne about having an affair with one of his colleagues.last_img read more

Councilwoman breaks her hip

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREPettersson scores another winner, Canucks beat Kings“We are all devastated,” she said. “What next?” Putnam, who was making progress at an assisted-living facility in Loma Linda, is now recovering from the hip injury at Loma Linda University Medical Center. “It’s a setback for Betty, but we just don’t know how bad it is,” Latham said. She suffered major head trauma after falling from a 6-foot ladder on Sept. 12 trying to take down a wasp’s nest at a constituent’s home. The injuries included a skull fracture and bleeding and swelling of the brain. The family is now looking into a facility for Putnam to recover and then undergo rehabilitation from the hip surgery. At this point, Latham said, she is not receiving any visitors, but can receive cards and flowers. It’s unfortunate, he said, because Putnam, a former schoolteacher, had been making reasonably good progress. About a month ago Putnam was moved from Presbyterian Intercommunity Hospital in Whittier to the Rancho Los Amigos National Rehabilitation Center in Downey. “She was able to talk to us then,” Sharp said, and walked with the assistance of her daughter. Doctors had also removed the feeding tube from her abdomen, allowing her to eat on her own. “She’s a fighter,” Sharp said. “Hopefully she can get over this latest injury.” sandra.molina@sgvn.com (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3028 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! SANTA FE SPRINGS – Councilwoman Betty Putnam has suffered a setback in her recovery from a brain injury earlier this year, city officials said. During the Thanksgiving holiday weekend, Putnam, 77, fell while trying to walk with the aid of a walker and broke her hip. “She apparently was alone and was using the walker and fell, injuring her hip,” said Fred Latham, Santa Fe Springs city manager. “She hurt herself pretty badly.” According to a family friend, May Sharp, Putnam has had surgery to repair her broken hip. last_img read more