GDF Captain likely to be arraigned on murder charge today

first_imgGuyana Defence Force (GDF) Captain Orwain Sandy, who killed his reputed wife on Saturday in Alexander Village, Georgetown is expected to be arraigned with the capital offence of murder today.Reona Payne and Captain Orwain Sandy in happier timesDetectives confirmed that the file was completed and sent to the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) for legal advice but according to a well-placed source, the Captain had already given a confession statement when he walked into the Ruimveldt Police Station after shooting the woman 14 times.He will make his first court appearance at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts.On the day in question, the Army Captain and the now dead woman were in a motor car proceeding along First Street, Alexander Village when an argument ensued after he reportedly accused her of being unfaithful.It was reported that he stopped the car and as the woman exited, he opened fire thus riddling her body with bullets from his service revolver.He left her lifeless body on the roadway and drove to the Police station where he surrendered after telling Police ranks what he had done.Ever since the shooting, there have been speculations that Payne was seeing two other men while living together with the GDF Captain. Guyana Times was told that after the suspect found out that she was seeing a colleague of his, it angered him, and the shooting seemed nothing but premediated.To date, the woman’s immediate family members have not broken their silence on the matter, but other relatives have told media operatives that the woman was involved in an abusive relationship with the Captain.It was also reported that the mother of two encouraged the Captain to reconcile with his legally married wife.The suspect has since been dismissed from the Guyana Defence Force.In a release issued by the Force a few hours after the shooting, the Defence Force stated that the suspect’s action does not reflect that of the men in the Army and that an independent probe will be launched by the Force to determine what really took place on the day in question.last_img

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