The Director of Public Prosecutions will be moving to have Marcus Bisram committed to stand trial for murder now that the Court of Appeal has thrown out a ruling by the High Court that had dismissed an earlier committal.
In a unanimous decision, the Court of Appeal dismissed the earlier ruling by Justice Simone Ramlall which saw Bisram being released from prison and the matter discontinued before her.
With the Court of Appeal’s decision today, Bisram is to be handed over to the Police and will have to remain in custody until his case comes up for trial. His Attorney has since indicated that the matter will be taken to the Caribbean Court of Justice.
Marcus Bisram was extradited from the United States in 2019 to face the charge of murder related to the killing of carpender Faiyaz Narinedatt.
The 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 through the Courts as there were several issues regarding the Prosecution’s readiness and the first Magistrate who started to hear the matter.
That Magistrate was forced to remove himself 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.
A number of other persons have also been charged in connection with the same murder.
The murder victim, Faiyaz Narinedatt was beaten to death then crushed by a car in Berbice after it was alleged that he turned down advances by Bisram.
By the time the matter was investigated, Bisram had already left the country.