Rondell Bacchus, the man arrested by police earlier this week in connection with the killing of gold dealer Ricardo Fagundes, was executed this afternoon from police custody.
Bacchus’ attorney, Damien DaSilva, informed Stabroek News that his client was released on $ 100,000 station bail just after noon today after the 72-hour period he could be held without charge had passed.
Bacchus turned himself into police Tuesday about an hour after a bulletin he wanted was issued for him in connection with the Fagundes murder.
Fagundes, a family friend of convicted drug dealer Roger Khan, was gunned down outside a Palm Court bar on Main Street, Georgetown, on April 21. He was shot about 20 times.
According to police, Fagundes was having drinks with a colleague in Palm Court when he received a call on his cellphone.
Shortly after Fagundes left Palm Court, police said, several loud explosions were heard. Fagundes was later found lying in a pool of blood on the way. His body drew several gunshot wounds.
On Thursday, DaSilva had told this newspaper that police have no evidence linking his client to the crime.
“I was told there is no evidence. There is clearly no evidence. He only questions it…. Nothing links it to the crime, ”he said.