Attempted murder charge dismissed against Maryann Daby

first_imgMaryann DabyBusinesswoman Maryann Daby was on Thursday freed by Magistrate Leron Daly on an attempted murder charge following the conclusion of a Preliminary Inquiry (PI) at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts.The businesswoman, who was accused of attempting to kill a Police officer by pointing a gun to his head and pulling the trigger, had the matter against her dismissed.The Magistrate, in her dismissal, stated that the Prosecutor’s case was not credible because of the conflicting evidence given by Superintendent Gary McAllister, Police Constable John Holder and the victim, Christopher Kissoon.The Magistrate told the Court that Constable Holder, while being under oath, gave conflicting statements that were not a true reflection of what transpired on the day in question.She further stated that Holder testified that he did not see Daby discharging the firearm, nor was he able to identify the person. Further, Holder told the Court that Superintendent McAllister ordered him to change his statement to make it sync with that of his colleague.The Magistrate indicted that Kissoon, the victim, failed to positively identify Daby and that, in his statement, he had said he heard what appeared to be gunshots but there were no spent shells recovered on the scene and no video evidence to support his claims.Magistrate Daly told the Court that McAllister, who presented evidence into the matter, provided an evidence bag containing a .32 pistol with six magazines but during his second Court appearance, the gun and the ammunition were not the same, hence, she rejected his evidence.Police Prosecutor Richard Harris, stood right after the hearing before the Magistrate and asked that the unlawful possession of firearm and ammunition charges be transferred to another Court because the presiding Court’s mind has already been prejudiced.The businesswoman will make her next Court appearance on July 30, 2019 in relation to the possession of firearm and ammunition. Throughout the trial, Daby was represented by Attorney-at-Law Mark Waldron.Twenty-five-year old Daby of Lot 127 D’Aguiar Park, Houston, Georgetown was charged for discharging a loaded firearm on May 13, 2018 with the intent to commit murder.She was also charged for having .32 pistol and six live rounds of ammunition in her possession when she was not the holder of a firearm license. She denied the latter two charges after they were read to her.According to reports, on the day in question, Daby and her friends were at the Guyana Motor Racing & Sports Club when Constable Kissoon, who was off-duty, heard what appeared to be gunshots going off.After investigating the source of the gunfire, he allegedly saw Daby firing rounds into the air and as such, he confronted her.It was during the confrontation Daby allegedly became annoyed and pointed a firearm to his head and pulled the trigger; however, there were no more rounds in the gun.last_img read more