With tears pouring out her eyes and a look of disbelief on her face, the mother of Sasia Adams – the teen who allegedly jumped from a moving car and subsequently died – grabbed on to the teen’s boyfriend who today had the manslaughter charged against him dismissed.
The dismissal of the charge against 21-year-old Rick Sewcharran was handed down by a City Magistrate on the grounds of insufficient evidence.
Moments after the magistrate discharged the matter, Sewcharran and his family, who were all laughing, exited the courtroom while the family of the deceased teen were crying. As he walked out of the courtyard, the mother of the deceased grabbed on to him and yelled, “You kill my daughter!” The two fell to the ground but were quickly picked up by family members.
It is alleged that Sewcharran, on June 10, 2018 unlawfully killed 19-year-old Sasia Adams, his girlfriend. Adams, formerly of East Street, Georgetown, had been employed at the Princess Ramada Hotel, Providence, East Bank Demerara.
This morning when the matter was called in the courtroom of Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan, the magistrate ruled that, after perusing the entirety of the evidence, she was not satisfied that the prosecution was able to prove their case against the young man.
However, this same Magistrate, a few weeks ago, ruled that a prima facie case had been made out against the young man for the offence charge. It is unclear why the Magistrate reversed her decision.
It was reported that, on June 10, 2018, Adams and Sewcharran were travelling west along Lamaha Street, Georgetown in a white Toyota 212 motorcar when she opened the door and leaped from the car, landing on the southern side of the road.
Government Pathologist Dr. Nehaul Singh gave her cause of death as blunt trauma to the head. Throughout the trial, Sewcharran was represented by Attorney-at-law Sanjeev Datadin.