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

TRANSFER FIGHT! Manchester United and Tottenham joined in race for La Liga star

first_img1 Sofiane Feghouli Galatasaray have joined the race for Manchester United and Tottenham target Sofiane Feghouli, according to reports in Turkey.The Algeria international is out of contract at Valencia in the summer and is free to hold talks with any club regarding a pre-contract agreement.United and Spurs have been tracking the 26-year-old for some time and either could snare him on a free at the end of the season, while Inter Milan are also very keen.But now sources in Turkey have revealed that Galatasaray hope to gazump both English clubs – and Inter – by offering a cash deal to Valencia this month.The Spanish side could be tempted to cash in on the midfielder, who has started just six La Liga games this term, to avoid losing him for nothing in the summer.last_img