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40 witnesses in Coroner’s Inquest into shooting death

40 witnesses in Coroner’s Inquest into shooting death


Only 10 of the 40 witnesses have testifed so far in the Coroner’s Inquest into the shooting death of Rohan “Boyin” Lett.{{more}}

The Inquest, which commenced at the Georgetown Magistrate’s Court on Tuesday, is being presided over by coroner Rickie Burnett, before a five-member jury.

On June 4, 2014, Lett, a resident of Byera, was shot by a police officer, after it is alleged that he had been creating a disturbance by throwing stones on a neighbour’s roof.

It is further alleged that when police arrived on the scene, at about 6 a.m., Lett, who was in his early thirties, was holding a cutlass in his hand and is said to have pelted stones in the direction of the police, striking an officer in the back.

The matter will resume next week Tuesday and Wednesday.

Senior prosecutor in the office of the Director of Public Prosecutions Adolphus Delpesche leads the case for the Crown.(KW)