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Wednesday, January 24, 2018
Fisherman in court
for Toco murder
Fisherman Tyronne Marryshaw appeared in court
yesterday charged with the murder of another fish-
erman following a dispute of a missing boat light.
Marryshaw, 30, of L’Anse Noire Village, Toco,
appeared before Sangre Grande Magistrate
Debra Quintyne yesterday.
Marryshaw is accused of murdering
38-year-old David Callender of Unity Lane,
Anglais Road, Cumana, on January 14. The
charge was laid by Sgt Sookdeo of Toco Po-
Marryshaw bowed his head as
Quintyne read the charge to him. He
was represented by attorneys Patrick
Godson Phillip and Nadia Scott.
Marryshaw was remanded in custody
at Golden Grove Prison and will return
to court on February 19.
On Monday, Marryshow appeared be-
fore the same magistrate charged with
possession of a firearm and ammunition.
He was granted $70,000 bail on that
charge but was rearrested before leaving the
holding cell at Sangre Grande and charged with
murder following instructions from the Office of the
Director of Public Prosecutions.
A Couva man, who is an ex-police officer, a
pastor and bar owner, was yesterday granted
$150,000 approval bail on a marijuana traffick-
Yolande Lashley, 57, of Carli Bay Road,
pleaded not guilty when he appeared before
Couva Senior Magistrate Suimongal Ramsaran.
The charge alleged that the police executed
a search warrant at a house in Carli Bay on
Monday and found a quantity of marijuana,
weighing 1,114 grammes. He was charged by PC
Ramoutar with possession of marijuana for the
purpose of trafficking.
Lashley, who did not have an attorney, told
the magistrate he was a retired police officer and
operates a bar at Carli Bay Road.
Prosecutor Sgt Lincoln Bon-
nett did not object to bail and con-
firmed Lashley had no previous
convictions or pending matters.
The prosecutor gave a description of
the exhibits to the magistrate before the
matter was adjourned to February 20.
Later, after the magistrate dealt
with other matters, Lashley’s wife
came before the court and asked the
magistrate to consider granting her
husband cash bail.
The woman said Lashley is the pas-
tor of a church, a very good man and
loyal husband. The magistrate, how-
ever, said he had already set bail, but
if by the next hearing Lashley had
not yet secured bail he will consider
a cash alternative. (SW)
A 70-year-old man who claimed his drug-addicted
grandson was tormenting him was relieved yes-
terday when he was remanded into custody.
Pensioner Nazir Mohammed who complained
to the magistrate about the issues he was having
with his grandson Mark Mohammed, 19, thanked
the police as he was leaving the San Fernando
First Magistrate Court.
Following an incident at Mohammed’s home
on Sunday at Diamond Village, San Fernando, PC
John arrested and charged Mark with breaching
a protection order and assaulting his grandfather
Mark, however, pleaded not guilty when Senior
Magistrate Cherril-Anne Antoine read the charges
against him. The grandfather complained to the
magistrate that Mark was using drugs and that he
broke his water pump and threw away a sack of
He further claimed Mark threatened to shoot
him on Sunday. However, Mark claimed his
grandfather was lying but admitted to being in-
carcerated in 2014 for marijuana.
Mark, who dropped out of the school in Form
Four, but attended Metal Industries Company In-
stitute of Technology (MIC), complained he felt
as though he was being held under house arrest
at his home.
“This is your grandfather, at 70 years he should
not be here,” said the magistrate.
At one point when the accused was grinning,
the magistrate said, “There is nothing funny
about this. There is a lot of misplaced humour
in this society.” The grandfather said the other
family members would not be willing to let Mark
stay with them because of his drug abuse.
Saying she would only be willing to grant him
bail in the care of a relative, the magistrate ad-
journed the matter to Friday. (SW)
Eleven years after Lawrence Dyer was charged with
possession of cocaine and marijuana, a jury has
found him not guilty.
Dyer, however, was not released from prison as
he is serving a six-year jail term imposed last Febru-
ary for chopping a man.
Dyer went on trial in the San Fernando First As-
size before Justice Carla Brown-Antoine on January
3, after he pleaded not guilty to both charges.
Dyer, who testified in the witness stand, claimed
the police fabricated the charges against him.
After the nine-member jury failed to reach a
unanimous verdict after deliberating for three
hours, Brown-Antoine accepted the majority verdict
of eight to one.
The allegation was that on January 19, 2007, the
police approached Dyer who was seated in the driv-
er’s seat of a parked car, asked him to exit the car,
searched him and found two bags containing 60
grammes of marijuana and 13 grammes of cocaine
in his pants pocket.
State attorneys Stacy Laloo-Chong and Shabaana
Shah prosecuted the case while Dyer was repre-
sented by attorney Subhas Panday, instructed by
attorney Khaliffa Pahalwan.
Tyronne Marryshaw, 30, of L’Anse Noire, being taken out
of the Sangre Grande First Magistrates Court after he
appeared before Magistrate Debra Quintyne yesterday.
PICTURE RALPH BANWARIE
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