Justice Navindra Singh on Tuesday, November 24, 2020 sentenced three men to serve 11 and a half years in prison for manslaughter.
Initially charged for the October 19, 2014 murder of 23-year-old electrical engineer Saleem Azeez Abdool, the trio opted to plead guilty to the lesser count.
They are: Glenroy Griffith called ‘Boyo’, 27; Jerald Ward called ‘Grey Patch’, 36; and Julian Mapp called ‘Yazey’; 39. They appeared virtually at the Demerara High Court.
Police in a statement had said that Abdool was confronted by three men at his Delhi Street, Prashad Nagar, Georgetown home during an apparent robbery.
He was shot and later died. A post mortem examination showed that he died as a result of a gunshot injury to the head.
In the end, Justice Singh sentenced the men to serve 11 and a half years in jail from which the prison authorities were ordered to deduct the time they spent on remand awaiting trial.
Ward was represented by lawyer Keoma Griffith, while Griffith and Mapp were represented by lawyers Ronald Daniels and Adrian Thompson respectively.
State Counsel Tyra Bakker appeared for the Prosecution.