[Editor’s note: This is a State Department cable that was included in the FBI’s 2009 RYMUR release of documents under the Freedom of Information Act. It was not included in the State Department’s own release, but we have included identifying information for it using the agency’s designations.
[Pages 2 and 3 consist of two documents attached by the U.S. Secret Service. They are almost completely redacted, and their relevance to the RYMUR Investigation is unknown. The deleted portions are indicated in green type.]
[Listing of agencies receiving informational copies on pdf]
R 061528Z NOV 79
FM AMEMBASSY GEORGETOWN
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC 960
INFO RUEHFB/FBI WASHDC
UNCLAS GEORGETOWN 4969
E.O. 12065: NA
TAGS: CARR, GY (LAYTON, LAWRENCE [Laurence])
SUBJ: SECOND PRELIMINARY INQUIRY INTO MURDER OF CONGRESSMAN RYAN
1. The fourth day of the preliminary inquiry into the murder of Congressman Leo Ryan and five others at the Port Kaituma airstrip on November 18, 1978, was taken up by testimony from Dr. Olivero Agramonte and Guyana Defense Force Lt. Scott A. Joseph.
2. The high point in today’s proceedings was reached when Dr. Agramonte, a Cuban doctor who had examined Monica Bagby on night of November 18, became furious at the court’s inability to understand his halting English. He refused to answer questions and threatened to go to his Embassy with a protest.
3. The GOG [Government of Guyana] hopes to indict USC [US citizen] Lawrence Layton for the multiple murders. The inquiry will continue on November 6.
Roberts [George B. Roberts, U.S. Ambassador to Guyana]
[Pages 2 and 3 consist of two documents attached by the U.S. Secret Service. They are almost completely redacted, and their relevance to the RYMUR Investigation is unknown.]