Imran Ramsaywack, who was on December 18, 2019, sentenced to death by hanging for the March 2015 murder of US-based Guyanese Samantha Benjamin, has applied to the Court of Appeal seeking leave to appeal against his conviction and sentence.
Ramsaywack, 25, a labourer of Berbice, is seeking leave to appeal against the jury conviction and death sentence imposed by Justice Sandil Kissoon, as time has elapsed for the filing of an appeal.
Appeals must be filed within 14 days of there being a conviction in a case or a discharge/dismissal.
During his trial at the High Court in Demerara, Ramsaywack had denied murdering the woman. According to the indictment presented by State Prosecutors Abigail Gibbs and Mandel Moore, Ramsaywack murdered Benjamin between March 25 and March 26, 2015, at Buxton, East Coast Demerara.
Ramsaywack, also known as “Coolie Boy” and “Kevin Jones,” murdered Benjamin at her home at Middle Walk, Buxton. He then dismembered the woman’s body, which was later dumped in the Atlantic Ocean along the Annandale foreshore, East Coast Demerara. When her remains were pulled from the water, the woman’s head, arms, and legs were missing. The body parts were later discovered by the police.
In handing down the death sentence, Justice Kissoon had told Ramsaywack that he was unfit to dwell among members of society.