Prison escapee jailed for 20 years


Thirty – eight – year old Kendall Skeete was on Friday, October 27, 2017, sentenced to 20 years imprisonment by Justice James Bovell-Drakes for the offence of manslaughter.

Skeete, who had escaped from the Lusignan Prison in July 2017, had pleaded guilty to the lesser count of manslaughter for the murder of 27-year-old Kenneth Allen on October 15, 2008.

A probation report was read in favour of Skeete during his appearance at the Georgetown High Court; he was represented by Attorney Pamela while Attorneys-at-Law Mandel Moore and Orinthia Schmidt presented the State’s case.

At the outset, Skeet was sentenced to 60 years jail by Justice Bovell Drakes but the judge deducted 27 years — the age at Allen was murdered and another 13 years for the early guilty plea.

Allen, a father of two, and a mason sustained several stabs in the region of his heart and lungs while attempting to stop a group of men from assaulting and robbing another man at Goed Fortuin, West Bank Demerara.

Skeete, of Goed Fortuin had escaped after committing the act, however, he was captured in 2015.

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