A prisoner who allegedly attacked a fellow inmate with a piece of wood at the Lusignan Prison has been charged with murder.

Thirty-one-year-old Devindira Persaud, called “Fish Teeth”, appeared before Senior Magistrate Fabayo Azore at the Vigilance Magistrate’s Court yesterday.

He was not required to plead to the indictable charge which stated that on June 26, 2019, he murdered Samuel Lyttle, an inmate of the Lusignan Prison. Persaud was remanded to prison until July 8, 2019.

According to information, on the day in question, Lyttle was lying in a hammock when he was approached by Persaud who attacked him with a piece of wood that had a nail stuck in it. The court heard Persaud dealt Lyttle several lashes to his head before being restrained by prison wardens.

An unconscious Lyttle was then escorted to the prison infirmary before being transferred to the Georgetown Public Hospital (GPH) where he was admitted as a patient and later succumbed to his injuries.

Both men were on remand at the Lusignan Prison Holding Bay area for the offences of break and enter and larceny.


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