Recaptured prison escapee facing retrial for attempted murder

Recaptured prison escapee facing retrial for attempted murder

first_imgRecaptured prison escapee Stafrei Alexander is facing retrial at the High Court for the attempted murder of Curtis Thom three years ago.Stafrei Alexander’s trial will last for the next few daysAlexander, who was nabbed in Berbice last year, is now appearing before a different Demerara High Court judge, Justice Sandil Kissoon after his previous appearance ended in a mistrial.On Wednesday, Alexander once again denied attempting to murder his fellow Laing Avenue, Georgetown resident on March 23, 2015 by way of discharging a loaded firearm in his direction. The matter was adjourned to June 25, 2018.The accused is being represented by Senior Counsels Stanley Moore and Maxwell McKay while Attorneys Lisa Cave and Orithia Schmidt are appearing for the State.At his last hearing in November 2017, Alexander turned up at the High Court for sentencing, a month after he was found guilty but it was announced that the accused would have to undergo another trial as a result of an unacceptable verdict.In October 2016, Alexander was committed to stand trial by Magistrate Leron Daly at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts.last_img

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