The Attorneys for extradited murder accused, Marcus Bisram now want the preliminary inquiry into the matter to take place in Georgetown and not in Berbice.
The matter was called before Magistrate Sherdel Isaacs-Marcus at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Court today and it was during that hearing that the Attorneys indicated their client’s preference for the matter not to be heard in the Corentyne area.
Attorney Glen Hannoman told the Court that his client now wishes for the matter to continue in the Georgetown area. Bisram believes there is bias in the Berbice area and through his Attorneys, he has indicated that he is uncomfortable with the presiding Magistrate in the Corentyne area.
The matter was transferred to Georgetown after the last Magistrate hearing it, Magistrate Alex Moore, was forced to recuse himself after the office of the Director of Public Prosecutions sought the intervention of the Chancellor.
In Court today, Magistrate Sherdel Isaacs-Marcus said she will make a decision on the request this Wednesday.
Also in Court today, the lawyers for Mr. Bisram requested that they be provided with a copy of the letter than was sent to the Chancellor requesting Magistrate Alex Moore’s removal from hearing the case.
The Prosecutor said she would have to check with her superiors to ascertain whether such a request ought to be met, since it might have no relevance to the ongoing case.
Marcus Bisram was extradited to Guyana from the US a few months ago to face trial related to the muder of carpenter Faiyaz Narinedatt, who was badly beaten to death after reportedly turning down advances by Bisram.
A number of other persons have been charged in connection with the same murder. Bisram is accused of planning the murder.
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