…extradition proceedings to begin on FridayGuyanese fugitive Troy Anthony Thomas, who is wanted for the December 11, 2011 murder of Keith Frank in Richmond Hill, New York, USA, was on Tuesday further remanded to prison after he reappeared in the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts before Magistrate Sherdel Isaacs-Marcus.According to United States Government representative Stacy Gooding, the US Government produced statement bundles with information relating to Thomas, which contained evidence as it relates to the murder of Frank. These documents were handed over to the court.Guyanese fugitive Troy Anthony ThomasGooding related that the statements were in favour of Armila Glasgow, who is responsible for the tendering of documents on behalf of the US.The court also heard that Simeon Reid and Eon Alanzo, two senior members of the Guyana Police Force gave statements regarding the case.Thomas is represented by Nigel Hughes, Bernard De Silva and Darren Wade.Attorney Hughes asked that the court provide a printed document in relation to the extradition treaty and the methodology that will be used.The matter was adjourned to March 22, 2018 to begin the extradition proceedings and March 23, 2018 for additional statements and to discuss statements on the matter.Thomas was arrested after an intelligence-led operation by ranks of the Guyana Police Force, which commenced on January 31, 2018, after an arrest warrant was issued by the US.Thomas was being hunted by the New York Police Department, and a wanted bulletin was issued for him in connection with the murder of 20-year-old Frank after an altercation outside a South Richmond Hill party.It was then disclosed by US law enforcement agents that Thomas had fled the country to Canada within hours of his alleged crime.Shortly after, the man reportedly travelled to Guyana before the wanted bulletin which was issued by the US had reached Interpol. He will likely be extradited to the US to face charges for the crime he is accused of committing.
1 Mario Balotelli found his shooting boots against Swansea While their performances continue to leave much to be desired, Liverpool’s form book isn’t looking too shabby, with the Redmen having lost just one of their last five in all competitions.Brendan Rodgers’ men left it late in the Capital One Cup in midweek, but it will be hoped that the morale-boosting victory can be translated to the Premier League as the Merseysiders travel to the North East and St. James’ Park to take on a Newcastle United side enjoying their own particular purple patch.The Magpies followed crucial victories over Leicester and Tottenham Hotspur with a surprise scalp of Man City in midweek, prompting the Toon Army support to talk up their chances of adding another top-flight heavyweight to their list.Kop boss Rodgers has no new injury concerns, with Daniel Sturridge still struggling with his battle against a series of injuries (calf), while Jose Enrique (knee), Mamadou Sakho (thigh), Jon Flanagan (knee) and Suso (groin) all remain absent.The big question will once again surround Mario Balotelli. The Italian looked woeful against Hull City last weekend, but he did his confidence the world of good, coming off the bench to score against Swansea on Wednesday.Rodgers will be hoping he can take that into league competition as the former AC Milan striker looks to break his Premier League duck, so expect Balotelli to get the nod in attack on Saturday, but who else will feature in the Reds’ starting XI? 1 While Liverpool looked better defensively against Swansea, expect some alterations from that backline, but given their performances on the flanks, we suspect that both Javier Manquillo and Glen Johnson may retain their positions.Rodgers’ real decision comes in how he sets his attack up. He could play it bold and field two strikers, or stick with a more familiar formation with Balotelli as the focal point of attack.Midfield seems the likeliest area where this match will be controlled and won, so we think Balotelli will lead the line, with Adam Lallana and Raheem Sterling either side. However, given his strong showing in midweek, don’t be surprised to see Fabio Borini handed a rare start.Liverpool fans, how do you think you’ll line-up on Saturday? Comment below…