Two more testify in sacked cop murder case
Guyana Chronicle
February 28, 2002

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MAGISTRATE Brassington Reynolds took evidence from two more Prosecution witnesses Tuesday as the preliminary inquiry (PI) into the murder charge against sacked policeman Junior McKenzie continued at Cove and John Court.

Those who gave depositions were Rudolph Jerrick also called ‘Brother Jerrick’, 72, great uncle of the deceased and 33-year-old Eon Thomas, of Bee Hive and Ann’s Grove, respectively, both on East Coast Demerara.

McKenzie is charged with the unlawful killing of mother-of-two Natasha Jerrick known as Sonia Jerrick or ‘Chooks’, whose dead body was found on a dirt road leading to her Ann’s Grove home last October 22.

The discovery was made several hours after she left her home telling relatives she was going to celebrate her twenty-third birthday.

During Tuesday’s proceedings, Defence Counsel Basil Williams made several objections to what he called hearsay testimony by the duo who Special Prosecutor James Bovell-Drakes put to testify.

The Court was briefly interrupted by outbursts of laughter as Williams cross-examined the deponents, before the adjournment was taken to March 12.

Magistrate Reynolds, who further remanded McKenzie to prison, ordered that the Station Diary and the Crime or Occurrence Book kept at Clonbrook Police Outpost, on East Coast Demerara, too, be produced on that date.