“Killa” turns himself in shortly after a bulletin wanted to be published in the killing of Fagundes
Kaieteur News – An hour after a wanted bulletin was published yesterday for Rondell Bacchus called “Killa”, in connection with the execution of Ricardo Fagundes on Main Street, the man turned himself in at CID Headquarters, Eve Leary, Georgetown, at the firm of his lawyer.
About noon yesterday, a wanted bulletin was issued for Bacchus, 40, of ‘C’ Field, Sophia, Georgetown. Kaieteur News later confirmed that Bacchus, in the presence of his lawyer, Damien Da Silva, walked into CID HQ and surrendered at about 1 pm yesterday.
Bacchus is currently in custody assisting with the investigation in connection with the killing of Ricardo Fagundes, known as “Paper Shorts”, a popular cyclist and gold dealer killed on March 21, 2021, in Main Street, Georgetown.
According to reports, Fagundes was armed with more than 20 bullets as he left the popular Main Street nightclub, Palm Court. The act was executed by two men who had emerged from a new heavy-toned model, a white Toyota Fielder wagon.
Since killing Fagundes, the GPF has not been arrested until yesterday after they issued the bulletin he wanted for Bacchus for questioning and surrender.
According to Bacchus’ lawyer, his client through it, has categorically denied any knowledge and involvement in the execution. The lawyer further said that around the time Fagundes was murdered, his client was at a relative’s house, nowhere near the scene of the crime.
Bacchus is no stranger to the law. According to a statement from the Guyana Prison Service (GPS), on April 2, 2019, Bacchus pleaded guilty to the lesser charge of manslaughter and was sentenced to 16 years, eight months imprisonment.
The statement further noted that Bacchus was also sentenced to three years for the armed robbery, one year for possession of a gun and ammunition. The sentences ran concurrently and started from the date of admission, August 15, 2008.
The Judge had ordered that the jail authority deduct the time Bacchus spent in pre-trial custody from sentencing time, and as such he was released from prison on October 3, 2019.
Furthermore, the GPF last night noted that there were inaccurate reports that the CCTV cameras installed by the Government in a part of Georgetown were not operating at the time of Fagundes operation.
In response to the ‘erroneous reports’, the GPF noted that cameras were obtained in the vicinity of the execution and in an update on the progress of the investigation, Fagundes relatives were also able to view the pictures.
This announcement had stated, in saying goodbye to Fagundes, that his best friend, Roger Khan had stated, “All of those bullets were meant for me… all 20 of those bullets were meant to be for me. ”
During the farewell service, held at Guyana Motor Racing and Sports Club, located at Thomas Lands, Georgetown, Khan made it clear that he (Khan) was the intended target and not Fagundes, and revealed that Fagundes had died in his with. Khan demanded justice for his friend who was killed and ended up in Guyana Police Force (GPF) for not working diligently to find Fagundes killers.