Two weeks after Magistrate Leron Daly discharged an attempted murder charged against businesswoman Maryann Daby, who was accused of attempting to kill a Police officer by pointing a gun to his head and pulling the trigger, the same Magistrate will be presiding over the trial in which Daby is charged with the possession of an illegal gun and ammo.The senior Magistrate disclosed that she will proceed with the illegal firearm trial.Police Prosecutor Richard Harris had asked for the illegal gun and ammo charges to be transferred to another court for trial.Prosecutor Harris, in justifying his request, had stated that it would be prejudicial for the same Magistrate, who found Daby not guilty on the attempted murder charge, to try her for two other offences.The Prosecutor maintained his position and insisted that the matters be transferred to another court.Magistrate Daly said that she is ready to proceed with the trial when the Prosecutor is ready. Prosecutor Harris subsequently ask the court for leave to seek further advice from the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) on the way forward. The case was adjourned to September 3.It is alleged that on May 13, 2018, at Albert Street, Thomas Lands, Georgetown, Daby had a .32 pistol in her possession when she was not the holder of an enforced firearm licence.It was further alleged that on the same day, she had six live rounds of .32 ammunition in her possession when she was not the holder of a firearm licence enforced at the time. She has since denied both charges.Two weeks ago, Magistrate Daly dismissed an attempted murder against Daby citing the lack of evidence.That charge had alleged that the 25-year-old woman of D’Aguiar Park, Houston, Georgetown, on May 13, 2018, at Albert Street, Thomas Lands, Georgetown, with the intent to commit murder, allegedly attempted to discharge a firearm at Police Constable Christopher Kissoon.According to reports, on the day in question, Daby and her friends were at the Guyana Motor Racing & Sports Club. Constable Kissoon, who was off-duty and at the club at the time, reportedly heard what appeared to be gunshots.While checking for the source of the gunfire, he reportedly saw Daby firing rounds into the air and, as a result, he confronted her.Daby allegedly became annoyed and pointed a firearm to his head and pulled the trigger. However, the barrel was empty at the time. Daby was represented by Attorney-At-Law Mark Waldron.Maryann Daby
Two drivers who were rushed to the Diamond Diagnostic Centre before subsequently being transferred to the Georgetown Public Hospital (GPHC) following a three-vehicle collision on the Friendship Public Road, East Bank Demerara on Saturday evening, remain in critical condition.The wrecked Toyota AllionThe names of these two individuals have not been released to the media, but hospital officials have confirmed that they have sustained severe head injuries and lacerations to their bodies.On that fateful Saturday, at about 18:30h, Toyota 4Runner PLL 7337 was reportedly heading to Timehri while Toyota Carina wagon PLL 2247, carrying several occupants, including a man with an artificial leg, was heading to the city at a fast rate, and reportedly came into contact with the rear wheel of the 4Runner, thus causing the driver thereof to lose control of that vehicle.The result of that mishap was that the 4Runner reportedly spun several times before coming to a halt facing the opposite direction, while the wagon collided head-on with Toyota Allion PWW 6374.Public-spirited citizens pulled the drivers of the two motor cars from the wreckage and rushed them to the Diamond medical facility; and at least three other persons who were injured were treated there and sent away.Police are continuing their investigations into this accident, but the driver of the 4Runner has been detained.