Skip to main content

Previously Escaped from Court -Mother Of Victim of Marvin Sancho

Trevor Major, Accused of Murdering Marvin Sancho: Previously Escaped from Court -Mother Of Victim of Marvin Sancho
Murder accused, Trevor Major, who mysteriously managed to escape from a prisons vehicle while on the way from Providence to Camp Street, had fled from court before and so the police should have been extra wary with him, the mother of his alleged victim says.
Marva Thomas, the mother of the man whom the escapee allegedly killed, is adamant that the flight should never have occurred. She told Stabroek News yesterday that she was present at the Providence Magistrate’s Court one afternoon earlier this year, when the man got out of the docks and attempted to run out of the Court. He was captured by the policemen present and was then taken from the court upon orders by the presiding Magistrate. Thomas said that the now escaped prisoner had taken advantage of the limited police presence at the court on that afternoon. She was later told by the police that the man had picked the handcuffs. The woman told this newspaper that she cannot remember whether or not the prisoner’s hands were handcuffed at the time of his attempted getaway. She did note, however, that even after that escape attempt by Major, there were no obvious additional security measures enforced at his subsequent court appearances.
The clearly upset mother said that she was not informed of the prisoner’s escape on Wednesday until she was told by a neighbour on Thursday. “Words cannot express my anger at the entire situation” she said, “particularly when taking into consideration that he attempted to escape before. Such prisoners should be kept in chains” she added. She expressed her wish for the escaped convict to be recaptured urgently.
The accused murderer escaped from a prison van on Wednesday afternoon as he and others were being taken back to Camp Street prison after an appearance at the Providence Magistrate’s Court. It is alleged that the prisoner managed to pick the handcuffs and open the prison van door in the vicinity of Croal Street. Searches by members of the Guyana Police Force for him proved futile. Two police ranks have since been placed under close arrest following his disappearance.
Major was charged last September with the murder of security guard Marvin Sancho. The guard’s decomposing body was found in a bed in his home at Supply, East Bank Demerara. Residents were alerted by a strong stench coming from the home of the murdered man, and when a search was carried out, Sancho’s body was found with wounds to his head and a bloody piece of wood was lying nearby.
Deputy prison head Poshanand Tahal told this newspaper on Thursday that the incident is out of the hands of the prison department since it was the police who were escorting the prisoners at the time of the escape.
“This has nothing to do with us. It is the police who was escorting the prisoners”, he said.
Tahal added that the information he has is that the prisoners left the court and somewhere along the route, Major escaped. He did not say where or when the escape may have occurred.
Crime Chief Seelall Persaud said on Thursday that the two ranks who were escorting the prisoners have been placed under close arrest.
Asked where the ranks were during the journey, he said that the two were sitting at the front of the vehicle. The prisoners would have been secured in the enclosed back of the vehicle.
According to him, to facilitate his escape, the accused picked the lock on his handcuffs and the police have already taken statements from the prisoners to ascertain how he did that.
This escape comes on the heels of another which occurred a month ago during which multiple murder accused Jermaine `Skinny’ Charles managed to escape unnoticed from the Sparendaam Police Station lock-ups.
According to reports he managed to squeeze under loose floor boards in his cell shortly after a court appearance and ranks only realized that he was missing several hours later when they were preparing to take the prisoners back to the Camp Street prison.
Several ranks have since been transferred from that station and the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) now has to decide if charges will be laid again any of the officers.
http://www.stabroeknews.com/news/escapee-had-fled-before/

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

Identifying Gill Lineage - Descendants of Sancho

Soliciting Information - Gill of Guyana and Barbados.  I am really focusing on the Sancho lineage. I believe it's best to chat about the Gill people from the migration from Barbados to Demerara to the known members of Buxton and Friendship and thus to Golden Grove, Nabaclis and Haslington and their movement beyond Guyana in the twentieth century. I need to be enlightened.  I am soliciting information on the lineage of the kinship of GILL. I need to identify the Sancho ancestor of the members of the kinship of Gill, mentioned below. I am referring to Gill of Buxton-Friendship and their off springs - Arthur Gill and his descendants – of Golden Grove-Nabaclis.  The known members of this Gill kinship of Gill includes; Susan Elizabeth Gill died on Sunday, November 27, 1938.  Ms. Gill was 91 years old. Ms. Gill is the mother of Edith Gill, Irene Gill, Winnie Gill, Arthur Gill, Iris Gill, Oscar Gill, and Princess Gill. Source: The Daily Chronicle - Monday, November 27, 1939: page eight.  Art…

Who are Descendants of Clarence Sancho and Mary (David) Sancho?

Are you aware of Samuel David and Mary (David)Sancho of Golden Grove? Samuel David was a Sergeant of British Guiana Police Force.  Samuel David departed in 1945 or 1946. Mary David and Clarence Sancho were married. The couple had about seven children. Much respect to Wainwright for pointing pieces of information on the David and Sancho union  to me some 43 years ago. Who must I consult to acquire the  knowledge  relative to David family  especially the descendants of  grand Uncle Clarence  Sancho?

Bertrand Aaran Abrams (1929-1969). An Unsung Guyanese Patriot

Bertrand Aaran Abrams (1929-1969).  An Unsung Guyanese Patriot “On July 21, 1954, the plaintiff was convicted by the magistrate of the East Demerara Judicial District for being on June 10, 1954, in possession of prohibited publications contrary to s. 4 of the Undesirable Publications (Prohibition of Importation) Ordinance, and fined $25 or one month’s imprisonment in default. The complaint was filed on June 30, 1954, and made returnable for July 7, 1954.”  “As the appeal against your conviction has been abandoned and the fine paid, I have to inform you that, in accordance with the ruling of the Law Officers for the breach of the emergency regulations, you are dismissed from your post as a Cl. II Assistant Teacher in Cane Grove Anglican School as from 11th January, 1955.”  - Joseph H. Jones, Manager, Cane Grove Anglican School. Opinion – I have no recollection of anyone telling Bertrand Abrams was fired as a school teacher. And for whatever the reasons offered by the colonial authorit…