Jury empanelled for duo accused of killing 3 in 2014 arson

first_imgA 12-member jury was on Tuesday empanelled to hear the case of 24-year-old Avishkar Bissoon and 74-year-old Ganga Krishna, who were charged for three counts of murder. The jury was empanelled before Justice Brassington at the High Court.Dead: 11-year-old Theresa RozarioBissoon, formerly of Sheriff Street, Campbellville, and Krishna, also called “Buddie” and “Scientist”, formerly of North Road, Bourda, Georgetown, both pleaded not guilty to the indictments which detailed that on November 14, 2014, at Lot 65 King and Robb Streets, Georgetown, they murdered 14-year-old Clarissa Rozario and her 11-year-old sister, Tressa Rozario.The accused are also facing a murder charge for the death of 63-year-old Hilrod Thomas, the teens’ father, who succumbed while receiving medical attention at the Georgetown Public Hospital for second and third degrees burns.Attorneys-at-Law Dexter Todd and Mursalin Bacchus are representing the two accused, while Prosecutors Seeta Bishundial in association with Lisa Cave are presenting the case on behalf of the State.Murder accused: (From left) Avishkar Bissoon and Ganga KrishnaChief Magistrate Ann McLennan back in January of 2017 committed the duo to stand trial at the High Court after a prima facie case was made out against them.A number of witnesses are expected to be called throughout the trial, as hearings commence today before Justice Reynolds.It was reported that the two sisters were asleep when the Robb Street, Georgetown, building they occupied with their father was allegedly set on fire. The teens were trapped in the early morning inferno and were burnt to death, whilst their father jumped through a window to escape the flames but subsequently died.Investigations took Police two years to crack the case, and it was only until a drug addict reportedly confessed to Police that he was offered money to set the building under dispute on fire that the events began to unfold.Police believe that the building was torched to drive out the occupants, who were also claiming ownership of the property by prescriptive rights.last_img read more


first_imgRECORD: 9-2-0 Batulanon,B.1 Uriquidez,A.20012 Gentile,M.935155.52 PASSINGPAPCPIYDSTDRating Verdugo Hills09/09/2005100376 Shaw,P.1 Perez,J.1006 Williams.L.12695.81 Van Nuys10/28/2005100423 RECEIVINGRECYDSTD Gentile,M.20012 Everett,K.172697112112109.75 Reeves,J.20012 Scoring Total37315268 Fajardo,P.2 Monroe10/14/20051001712 Williams,L.60036 Urquidez,A.100000.00 Batulanon,B.166.01 Guerrero,G.133.00 TOTAL2005920268158 Shaw,P.111.00 Reeves,J.81042 Contreras,D.81722 Fajardo,P.2991 Gadalla,C.2100 Williams,L.345583 Urquidez,A.3 Rushing Total42219874.721 Gadalla,C.130078 Perez,J.2471 Granada Hills10/07/2005100230 Hill,D.4472 Fajardo,P.3094831.6 SAFETY0202 Fajardo,P.30018 Everett,K.20012 Batulanon,B.1006center_img Gentile,M.210360201.20 INTERCEPTIONSNo. PUNTINGNo.YDSAvg. Everett,K.21-27-1.32 Passing Total175707115712 Padilla,S.2 Rodriguez,D.1190 RUSHINGTCBNYGAvg.TD Fairfax11/18/20050102030 Debose,L.155.00 Punting Total32102532.0 Lopez,E.1 Marquez,S.155.00 Gadalla,C.25412845.113 Interceptions Total11 VS SCHOOLDateWLTPFPA Newton,S.4317.80 San Fernando11/11/20051002820 Lopez,E.188.00 Newton,S.6870 Igwe,I.029544 Hill,D.30018 Receiving Total70115712 Hill,K.18734.10 Lopez,E.27738.5 SCORINGTDPATFGTP Contreras,D.20012 Hill,K.3141 Palmdale09/16/20051003634 Uriquidez,A.13443.42 El Camino Real09/30/20051002014 Rosales,M.1 Reseda11/04/2005100200 TEAM1-30-30.00 Chatsworth09/23/20051001811 Sylmar10/21/2005010728 AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBlues bury Kings early with four first-period goals 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more