Cross-examination of Sgt continues today
By AZARD ALI Wednesday, August 29 2012
IT was another day yesterday of gruelling cross-examination of Sgt Anderson Parriman in the Daniel Guerra Murder Inquiry being heard in the San Fernando Magistrates’ court.
Tomorrow, Parriman, who charged PC Darwin Ghouralal with the murder of eight-year-old Guerra, will be subjected to further cross-examination by Ghouralal’s attorney who is Senior Counsel Sophia Chote.
She began her cross-examination of Parriman on Monday for the entire day before Ag Deputy Chief Magistrate Rajendra Rambachan. Chote continued yesterday all day, and will proceed with further questioning tomorrow.
Anderson, who is attached to Homicide Division at Police Headquarters (southern division), charged Ghouralal with Guerra’s murder after the boy went missing in Gasparillo, and was found dead in a drain. Guerra was sent to a parlour on Beadeau Street where he lived, to purchase two Lucozade drinks on February 19.
His partially decomposed body was discovered two days after in a drain at Tarouba Village, close to the San Fernando Technical Institute which has been converted to a south campus of the University of Trinidad and Tobago.
Ghouralal was attached to the Mon Repos Police Station at the time Parriman laid the charge after consultation with Director of Public Prosecutions Roger Gaspard.
Yesterday, Chote, instructed by attorney Michelle Solomon, questioned Parriman about his investigations as a detective, into Guerra’s killing. Parriman’s evidence is being taken down in writing by the magistrate’s clerk.
If Chote completes her questioning of Parriman tomorrow, the State would next call Chief Forensic Officer, Dr Valery Alexandrov, as the prosecution’s next witness.
Alexandrov performed the first autopsy on Guerra’s body at the Forensic Science Centre.