Sentencing has been deferred until March 25, 2019 for 27-year-old Ravindra Paremdass who pleaded guilty to manslaughter, admitting that he unlawfully killed Roopram Jagdeo between December 20 and December 21, 2012 at Providence, East Bank Demerara.

In 2015, Paremdass was tried and sentenced to 57 years after a jury found him guilty of murder. He, however filed an appeal against the conviction and the sentence which were both subsequently overturned by three Justices of Appeal last year December.

In the circumstances, the case was remitted to the High Court for a new trial after the Court of Appeal found that the trial judge made several errors during the proceedings.

Based on reports, Jagdeo called ‘Rabbit’ and ‘Lil Baby’ was killed during an altercation with Paremdass during an argument over a bicycle. During a confrontation, Paremdass dealt the man a lash to the head with a piece of wood.

This morning, Paremdass who was initially indicted for murder, opted to plead guilty to the lesser offence of manslaughter when he appeared before Justice James Bovell-Drakes at the High Court in Georgetown.

Sentencing, was however, deferred after Paremdass’s lawyer asked that a probation report on his client be compiled. The case for the Prosection was presented by State Counsel Tameika Clarke.


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