Selwin Dawson, one of the two men who confessed to fatally shooting Purcell Moore, during a robbery at Craig, East Bank Demerara (EBD) in 2017, is seeking to have his life sentence set aside.
Dawson, 21, called “Crack Skull,” was sentenced to life imprisonment by Justice Sandil Kissoon in the Demerara High Court.
21-year-old Dawson, as well as 21-year-old Kevin Persaud, called “Boyce,” was initially indicted for the December 20, 2017 murder of Moore.
However, they opted to plead guilty to the lesser offence of manslaughter.
In a Notice of Appeal filed with the Guyana Court of Appeal, Dawson argued that his sentence is severe in all forms and as such, should be set aside.
Moore, 40, had just returned to his homeland from French Guiana to celebrate the Christmas holidays with his family when he was shot and robbed of his gold chain and other jewelry by three men. He received two gunshot wounds- one to the head and another to the chest.
He was rushed to the Diamond Hospital, where he was pronounced dead on arrival.
Another man, Wayne Anthony Chester, called “Sharky,” is currently on remand, awaiting trial at the Demerara High Court for Moore’s murder.