Principal Magistrate Sherdel Isaacs-Marcus yesterday ruled that a prima facie case has been made out against Police Constable, John Holder, who was charged for willfully attempting to pervert the course of justice in relation to the Maryann Daby trial.

Constable: John Holder

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The cop was the key witness in the matter involving Maryann Daby, who was accused of attempting to kill a police officer.
Holder was not required to plead to the charge which stated that between August 10 and October 2, last year, at Georgetown, he willfully attempted to pervert the course of justice by deviating from his statement dated May 13, 2018, in the case involving Police vs Maryann Daby.
Yesterday, the magistrate stated that based on the evidence led by the prosecution, a prima facie case was made out against Holder and as such he should lead his defence in the matter. The case was then adjourned until January 6, 2020 for the defendant to lead his defence.
Holder is on $300,000 bail. According to the facts of the charge, Holder gave several statements in relation to the Daby matter.
The court heard that while Holder was testifying in the attempted murder PI, he deviated from his statement and told the court that a top ranking officer instructed him to change his statement to support his colleague.
That case against Daby has since been dismissed as a result of insufficient evidence. Daby is also charged for having an unlicensed pistol and six live rounds on May 13, 2018, at Albert Street, Thomas Lands, Georgetown. She denied these two charges when it was read to her.
According to reports, on the day in question, Daby and her friends were at the Georgetown Motor Racing and Sports Club. Constable Kissoon, who was off-duty and was at the Club at the time, reportedly heard what appeared to be gunshots.
While checking for the source of the gunfire, he reportedly saw Daby firing rounds into the air. He said that he confronted her. Daby then allegedly pointed a firearm to the officer’s head and pulled the trigger.
Daby, 25, of 127 D’Aguiar Park, Houston, Georgetown, is currently out on $750,000 High Court bail. She is being represented by Attorney-at-law Mark Waldron. Her matter is before Senior Magistrate Leron Daly in the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts.

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ave conflicting evidence against Maryann Daby to lead defence

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