R 311224Z JAN 80
FR AMEMBASSY GEORGETOWN
TO SECSTATE WASHDC IMMEDIATE 1586
UNCLAS GEORGETOWN 0434
E.O. 12065: NA
TAGS: CARR, (BEIKMAN, CHARLES E.) GY, (PEOPLE’S TEMPLE)
SUBJ: BEIKMAN’S TRIAL ANNOUNCED
1. The Chronicle newspaper carried a story on Wednesday, January 30, 1980, indicating that Mr. Beikman’s trial will begin on Tuesday, February 5, 1980.
2. The case will be heard before High Court Justice Ivan Churaman.
3. While it cannot be confirmed, it is almost certain that an agreement has been reached between the GOG and the defense which would involve a guilty plea on the count of attempted murder against Stephanie Jones.
Roberts [George B. Roberts, U.S. Ambassador to Guyana]