Rayon Dick, who admitted that he unlawfully killed a man during a 2007 knife attack, was this morning sent home after spending almost 12 years on remand for murder.
High Court Judge Navindra Singh ordered that Dick be released on time served after the murder accused opted to plead guilty to the lesser count of manslaughter.
Dick, also known as, ‘Bushes’, admitted that on November 11, 2007 in Essequibo, he unlawfully killed Hubert Albert. Justice Singh said that he considered the time Dick spent on remand pending trial as an appropriate sentence for the crime.
Police had said that Albert was cooking at a mining camp at White Creek Backdam, North West District when he was attacked by a man armed with a knife.
It was reported that the man stabbed Albert several times about his body.
Dick was represented by attorney-at-law Mark Conway while the case for the State was presented by Prosecutors Teriq Mohamed, Tuanna Hardy, and Sarah Martin.