Twenty-eight year-old Malcolm Cully was today committed by Principal Magistrate Faith McGusty to stand High Court trial for the 2014 murder of elderly businesswoman, Sumintra Dinool.
On April 2, 2019, Cully and Shaheed Alli were jointly charged for the offence of murder in furtherance of robbery, following a break in the case by police investigators. On the day the two men were charged, Cully reportedly threatened the co-accused who had implicated him in the murder, stating “you and your children will suffer”.
A few days later, Alli was beaten by prisoners in Bay 1 of the Lusignan Prison, suffered a fractured skull, and subsequently died at the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC).
On June 27, 2019, the Preliminary Inquiry (PI) into the murder began, and Cully was represented by Attorney-at-law Stanley Moore. The charge stated that both Cully and Alli, between June 14th and June 15th, 2014, at Barr Street, Albouystown, murdered Dinool in the course of furtherance of a robbery.
One of the main witnesses, Anthony Younge, had given a detailed testimony of how he learned about the woman’s death through a confession made by Cully while they were in another country.
According to reports, the elderly woman lived with her son, Shah Dinool, who was out the night the incident occurred.
The younger Dinool said that upon his return home that night, he opened the front door and did not immediately notice anything amiss. When he went into his bedroom, he said that it was ransacked, and decided to check on his mother whom he found dead. Her hands were bound and mouth gagged.
The man further stated that he then ran out the house and alerted his father and other brother who lived next door, after which, the police were contacted.
It was established that robbery was the motive, since a flat-screen television and other items were missing from the home. It was later confirmed that some amount of cash was also missing from the home.
The elderly woman is said to have owned a few stalls in the vendors arcade and was a known businesswoman in the area.
Cully, of Cooper Street Albouystown, was previously charged and remanded for wounding Ronald Khan with intent to commit murder on May 18, 2018, at Cooper Street, Albouystown.