One of the accused in the preliminary inquiry for the conspiracy to murder charge against former LifeSport co-ordinator Rajaee Ali and others has to provide a medical certificate from his doctor, clearing him to return to court.
Brent LaCroix was said to have contracted tuberculosis and has been absent from hearings before Senior Magistrate Ejenny Espinet in the Port of Spain Magistrates’ Court.
He returned to court on Wednesday but was told he had to provide a medical certificate to show his doctor cleared him.
At the sitting on Wednesday, La Croix did not return to court and his attorney Criston J Williams said his client had gone to the Caura Hospital to meet the doctor there in order to get the document. Up to midday yesterday, he did not return.
At the sitting, a police officer continued his cross examination. The prosecution has one more witness to present before it closes its case. Ali, his brother Ishmael Ali, Keshon Dempster, Brandon Borneo, Brent LaCroix and Donna Dyer are before the court on charges under the Anti-Gang Act, possession of arms and ammunition to endanger life, and conspiracy to murder radio DJ Kevaughn “Lurbz” Savory.All the offences are alleged to have taken place on November 27, 2014, in Port of Spain. Ali and his brother Ishmael are also charged with nine others for the May 4, 2014, murder of Senior Counsel Dana Seetahal.