Woman freed of murder charge

first_imgSecurity guard’s murder…to stand trial for accessoryThe woman, who was implicated in the death of a Rose Hall security guard along with her teenage son and another teen, has been freed of the murder but has been committed to stand trial in the High Court for accessory to murder after the fact, in the Berbice Assizes.Lalita Ballers of Section E, Port Mourant, Berbice, was acquitted of the murder charge after Defence Attorney Sasha Roberts presented a no case submission at the end of the Preliminary Inquiry at the Albion Magistrate’s Court.Magistrate Renita Singh ruled that there was no evidence to prove that Ballers was at the crime scene when the act was committed. The Magistrate said there was also no evidence to prove that Ballers was a part of the planning of the crime.She however said Ballers knew that the murder was committed, and she assisted her son to escape and avoid capture. Magistrate Singh said the court found that a Prima Facie was made out for Ballers as it relates to being an accessory to murder.On March 31, 2018, the body of Munisperen Iyasammy Monien was discovered in a pool of blood in a store room at Sukhsram General Store at Lot 13 Public Road, Rose Hall.The 53-year-old provided security services for the store, which sells agricultural products, working a 12-hour shift.Following the discovery of the body, it was also discovered that money which was being kept in the store was missing.It was also reported that when the store was closed on March 30, 2018, $1.5 million was locked in a draw.Police later arrested all of the employees following a theory that the robbery/murder was an inside job.Carlos Ballers, 19, of Williamsburg; and Yuvraj Singh, 17, of Guava Bush, Albion Front, were the prime suspects and have since been charged for the murder.Ballers took them to a house where his mother lives. The woman reportedly went to a section of the yard and dug up some money which was buried in the yard.Her son also reportedly showed the investigators where he had hidden the murder weapon.last_img read more