Seven persons, including a woman, on Tuesday denied killing Zulfikar Namdar, called “Vickey, at his family’s grocery store at their Meten-Meer-Zorg, West Coast Demerara (WCD) home.In a tense and packed courtroom, the murder accused were all indicted for the September 10, 2013 robbery-murder of the 20-year-old man.Allan Dorsett, called “Baird”; Delwayne Croft; Esan Lawrence, called “Muscle”; Jermaine Williams, called “Yankee”; Andrew Chandler, called “Sonic”; Samuel Bacchus, called “Kirk”; and Cassandra Singh-Dorsett all entered pleas of not guilty in the presence of their Attorneys Nigel Hughes, Ashley Henry, Adrian Thompson, and George Thomas.Hughes and Henry are representing the number one accused Dorsett while Thompson is representing Williams, Chandler and Bacchus.Meantime, Thomas is appearing for Croft, Lawrence and Singh-Dorsett. Attorneys Tuanna Hardy, Abigail Gibbs and Teriq Mohammed are prosecuting the case presided over by Justice Navindra Singh.Murdered: Zulfikar NamdarThe trial commenced following the prosecution’s opening address which reminded the jury of their duty to impartiality.Among the first set of witnesses were the victim’s parents who recalled seeing their son’s lifeless body in a pool of blood after gunmen raided the home.Namdar’s mother, Fazila Namdar, who was on the verge of tears recalled that she, her grandson and driver were forced to lay face down after two bandits invaded and demanded to see the business owner. Her husband, Goolzar, testified that he was hiding when he heard the bullets. He, nevertheless, saw a tall male sporting a cap.Fazila said she handed over a kit containing $1.3 million in cash, several pieces of jewellery and her passport. Steven Mohamed, who was packing drinks aback the store, also recalled coming face to face with the gunmen, who had asked for the “boss man”, but he said he had not known where he was.All three witnesses pointed out the number five accused, Andrew Chandler, who lived a few houses away from the store and was working as a labourer at a nearby masjid which was under construction. Chandler was nearly in tears as he was being identified.
The World Cup quarter-finals are live on talkSPORT.Just like that we are down to the last eight teams. Time flies when you’re having fun, doesn’t it?And here’s what you need to know about the first two quarter-finals.Uruguay v FranceThe first quarter-final kicks off at 3pm and is live on talkSPORT from the Nizhny Novgorod Stadium here.Edinson Cavani may miss the match with a calf injury suffered against Portugal, which will be a hammer blow to the South Americans. Uruguay have only conceded once so far and that very tight defence will have to be on their best form when they come up against Kylian Mbappe, Olivier Giroud and Antoine Griezmann. Brazil v BelgiumNext up is Brazil v Belgium, which kicks off at 19:00 (UK time) from the Kazan Arena and is live on talkSPORT.The two teams are blessed with players of absolute quality, with Kevin De Bruyne, Neymar, Eden Hazard and Philippe Coutinho to name a few.“It will be a great match. Both teams excel with a beautiful football. Belgium have great players and a great coach as well,” Brazil manager, Tite said “I’ve always put them in the group of favourites.” Neymar and Eden Hazard are two of the most talented players left at the World Cup 2 Antoine Griezmann and Kylian Mbappe have scored five goals between them England v Sweden and Russia v Croatia play on Saturday 7 July. 2