Flamboyant Guyanese-American businessman Marcus Bisram walked out of the Whim Magistrates’ Court a free man this afternoon after Magistrate Renita Singh upheld a no-case submission put forward by his Attorneys in a murder case.
Bisram’s Attorneys had argued that there was no evidence tying him to the murder of carpenter Faiyaz Narinedatt. The carpenter was beaten to death in October 2016 and run over by a car. A number of other persons were charged with the murder but Bisram was thought to be the mastermind of the killing.
He was extradited from the United States last year to face the charge in the local courts. That extradition came after a long battle in the US Courts by him to block the extradition.
Once in Guyana, Bisram was charged but his case crawled along as there were several issues regarding the Prosecution’s readiness, then there was an issue with the Magistrate who was initially hearing the matter, forcing his removal from the case.
The preliminary inquiry eventually got underway and after listening to the witnesses who were called during the inquiry, the lawyers for Bisram submitted their no-case submission which was accepted.
It is not clear whether the Prosecution intends to appeal the matter.