Distraught family members of murdered 77-year-old Carmen Ganesh flocked the Sparendaam Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday as a 23- year-old Timehri, East Bank Demerara man was finally charged for beating the Montrose granny to death during a home invasion earlier this month.
The accused, Colin Alleyne appeared briefly before Magistrate Zameena Ally and was not required to enter a plea to the indictable charge when it was read to him.
The case was put off until September 22 as the prosecution requested an additional four weeks to wrap up their investigation.
Alleyne showed no signs of remorse and smiled as he entered and left the courthouse. He was not legally represented.
Police investigators apprehended the man over the weekend and quickly processed and dispatched his file to the Director of Public Prosecutions Shalimar Ali – Hack, who recommended charges by noon on Tuesday.
The murder accused was nabbed in Georgetown wearing the same clothes that he was caught on camera wearing during the brutal murder.
Police have since taken the clothes to be processed as evidence.
News Source understands that the police received several tips confirming the man’s identity after they released video footage of him in the house after murdering the woman.
A senior police officer on Sunday confirmed to News Source that the man confessed to the murder but is also pointing fingers at a relative of the woman as the person who hired him to carry out the home invasion and murder.
The police source said the man claims that he was paid over half a million dollars to commit the crime and was also instructed to make it appear like a robbery.
According to reports, he was aware that the house had surveillance cameras but did not know how to remove the discs.
Earlier this month, another man was held by the police but was later released after his finger prints did not match any of those from the crime scene.