Erwin Bacchus of Fifth Avenue, Subryanville, Georgetown, was on Tuesday committed to stand trial at the High Court for the murder of his neighbour, Jason De Florimonte.Hotelier Erwin BacchusThe 46-old-year man, who is the owner of Tourist Villa Hotel in Subryanville, Georgetown, was committed to stand trial by Magistrate Judy Latchman after a prima facie case was made out against him at the Providence Magistrate’s Court.Bacchus was represented by Attorney-at-Law Nigel Hughes, while Attorney-at-Law Dexter Todd prosecuted the matter.It is alleged that on August 4, 2018, Jason De Florimonte of Lot 96 Fifth Avenue, Subryanville, Georgetown, was reportedly assaulting his girlfriend, Christine Rambarran, in front of his home at about 01:45h.This caught the attention of a 29-year-old handyman employed at the hotel, who intervened to assist the woman. That intervention reportedly angered 30-year-old De Florimonte, and an argument ensued. Realising that the situation was escalating, the handyman ran into the hotel, with De Florimonte in hot pursuit.Bacchus reportedly whipped out his licensed firearm and allegedly fired several shots in De Florimonte’s direction. De Florimonte was shot and subsequently rushed to the Georgetown Public Hospital where he was pronounced dead on arrival.Jason De FlorimonteA post-mortem examination conducted on his body gave his cause of death as multiple gunshot wounds.Erwin Bacchus, of Fifth Avenue, Subryanville, was initially charged with manslaughter when he made his first court appearance and was released on $1.5 million bail by Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan.However, the manslaughter charge was withdrawn and upgraded to the capital offence of murder, based on the recommendations by the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) after an investigation into the incident was completed.
Nancy Daly Riordan, the philanthropist and children’s advocate married to former Mayor Richard Riordan, is undergoing treatment for a small tumor discovered on her pancreas, it was announced Thursday. “While the exact nature of the tumor is unknown, it must be removed,” Richard Riordan said in a statement. “She will be having surgery this Monday. The surgeon has been most encouraging because of the tumor’s size and the fact it was discovered so early.” Riordan said his wife was in a good state of mind and eager to have the procedure completed so she can return to her many projects. “Nancy is strong and tenacious,” he said. “She is approaching her surgery and recovery in the same way she takes on every other important issue – with focus, resolve and her gracious but feisty spirit.” 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBasketball roundup: Sierra Canyon, Birmingham set to face off in tournament quarterfinalsThe Riordans were married in 1998 when he was still serving as mayor. The two met during various activities involving children’s issues, and it was she who pushed for the city to create its Department of Children Youth and Their Families. She also is active in foster care and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Earlier this year, the former mayor underwent heart bypass surgery.