“Big Foot” denies murdering hotel owner

first_imgDiamond, East Bank Demerara (EBD) resident Bryan Leitch on Tuesday morning entered a not guilty plea upon his arraignment for the murder of Joseph Jagdeo, also known as “Joey”; the owner of South Central Hotel. The prosecution contended that Leitch, also known as “Big Foot”, committed the crime between November 13 and 14, 2013 at South Road, Georgetown.Dead: Joseph JagdeoOn Tuesday, he denied killing 59-year-old Jagdeo; and as such, a 12-member jury was empanelled before Justice Sandhill Kissioon in a case that is being presented by State Prosecutors Lisa Cave and Mandell Moore.According to reports, Jagdeo had last been seen in his dwelling room. He was discovered gagged in his room by a concerned employee. It was suggested that the alleged murder may have stemmed from a robbery as the deceased’s mobile phone was missing. A post-mortem examination revealed that Jagdeo died from asphyxia via manual strangulation.Bryan Leitch called “Big Foot”Leitch is being represented by defence attorneys Hewley Griffith and Lawrence Harris. It is expected that 15 witnesses will testify over the next several days. Justice Kissoon adjourned the matter for this morning.last_img read more