27-year-old Devon Chacon was on Tuesday, November 17, 2020 released on time served for the October 20, 2016 unlawful killing of a Peters Hall, East Bank Demerara resident. Chacon, a miner, of Port Kaituma, North West District, was arraigned before Justice Navindra Singh.
Initially charged with murder, Chacon opted to plead guilty to the lesser offence of manslaughter, thereby admitting that on October 20, 2016, he unlawfully killed 44-year-old Abdool Ameer Subrati, a father of two.
Justice Singh told the court that based on discussions between State Prosecutor Tuanna Hardy and Chacon counsel, it was agreed that the confessed killer would be sentenced to time served. Time described the amount of time an accused person already spent in jail awaiting trial or a plea of guilty.
According to reports, Subrati, who was a driver attached to the Demerara Harbour Bridge was fatally shot when two bandits stormed a house at Herstelling, East Bank Demerara.
It was reported that he “put up a struggle” with one of the gunmen and was shot to the neck during the process. The injured man died sometime after he underwent surgery at the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation.
Chacon was represented by Attorneys-at-Law Nigel Hughes, Ronald Daniels and Sophia Findlay.