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“Spleen” freed of 2016 Laing Avenue murder  

Freed: Howard Rambarose, Dead: Orin David, Murder accused: Jermaine Jefford

28-year-old Howard Rambarose called “Spleen” was on Friday found not guilty of the August 1, 2016 murder of Laing Avenue, Georgetown taxi driver Orin David. This was after trial Judge Sandil Kissoon upheld a no-case submission made by his lawyer George Thomas.

Accordingly, Justice Kissoon directed the jury to return a formal verdict of not guilty; Rambarose was discharged and told that he was free to go. Meanwhile, his co-accused Jermaine Jefford called “Smokey” was called on to lead a defence after the Judge overruled the no-case submission made on his behalf by Senior Counsel Stanley Moore.

David aka “Malik” was gunned down in front of his Lot 89 Laing Avenue, Georgetown home in the presence of his reputed wife and other relatives. It was reported David had several confrontations with an Agricola, Greater Georgetown resident whom he had bailed out of jail.

The Agricola resident reportedly refused to return the bail money which was $150,000. On the day in question, David and the man were involved in a heated argument. It is alleged that the Agricola resident left David’s home and later returned with four other men.

One of the men came out of a car and shot David several times. David, 33, a father of one, was pronounced dead on arrival at the Georgetown Public Hospital.