Attorney David comes to Paryag’s assistance

Attorney-at-Law, Peter David has given Chief Magistrate, Tamara Gill Court an undertaking to have former Magistrate Henry Paryag to appear in a coroner’s sitting as a key witness in the road fatality of Raleight Whint.

Paryag is accused of being the person responsible for Whint’s death that took place at Grand Anse, St. George’s on October 10th 2013.

However, the State failed to lay a charge of causing death by reckless driving on Paryag who is a former Magistrate.

The Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions opted for Paryag to appear before a Coroner and Jurors to ascertain if he is culpable for Whint’s death.

He failed to appear for the second occasion on Monday when the matter came up for hearing before the Chief Magistrate who is the Coroner for the Southern District.

Her Honour Gill who had previously issued a bench warrant for the arrest of Paryag indicated that she was inclined to do it once again to ensure his attendance at the Coroner’s sitting.

However, Attorney David who was in court, gave the Coroner an undertaking to do his best to have Paryag appear before her on the next sitting fixed for November 22.

David informed the court that the ex-Magistrate is not well and that he will do his best to locate him and ensure that he is in court on the next occasion.

The Defense Attorney told the Chief Magistrate he does not believe Paryag is well enough to be incarcerated.
Paryag was recently spotted using crutches to move around.

Apart from the former Magistrate, two jurors – Adriel Parke and Rondell Hazzard failed to attend the coroner’s sitting.

Summons were issued to be served on them to ensure their appearances.

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