Roshanie Basdeo, called “Mala”, 37, and Mohammed Ramzan Shaheed, also known as “Bajie”, 48, were jointly charged today for the murder of 85-year-old Sumintra Sawh, called “Aunty Betty”. It is alleged that they committed the heinous act on November 28, 2022, at the pensioner’s Lot 131 Section B Bush Lot West Coast Berbice (WCB) home.

Shaheed appeared at the Fort Wellington Magistrate Court, while Roshanie Basdeo appeared via Zoom from the New Amsterdam Prison before Magistrate Peter Hugh.

The joint charge was read to them, and they were not required to plea. They were remanded to prison. The case was postponed to December 14, 2022.

An autopsy revealed that the woman was stabbed seven times and sustained a fractured skull.


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