Boyfriend charged with death of Sasia Adams, released on bail


After eight days in police custody, 21-year-old Rick Sewcharran of Diamond Housing Scheme, East Bank Demerara, appeared at the Georgetown Magistrate’s Court this afternoon, charged with manslaughter.

He was not required to plea to the charge which alleged that on June 10, 2018, at Lamaha Street, Georgetown, Sewcharran unlawfully killed his girlfriend, 19-year-old Sasia Adams.

The courtroom was filled with the relatives of Sewcharran, who remained silent and unemotional as the manslaughter charge was read to him by Chief Magistrate, Ann McLennan.

He was represented by Attorney-at-law Sanjeev Datadin, who told the court that Adams’ death was an “unfortunate accident”.

The lawyer claimed he was instructed by his client that Adams had opened the car door and fell out which caused her to suffer head injuries. He said the young man, who is employed as an Operations Manager at FreightLink online shipping, took Adams to the hospital and then reported the matter to the Alberttown Police Station.

According to the lawyer, Sewcharran is cooperating with the police who are in possession of a three-hour long interview.

Sasia Adams

“There is no evidence of Mr Sewcharran deliberately or actively did anything,” the Attorney told the court.

With no objection by Police Prosecutor Gordon Mansfield, Sewcharran was released on $500,000 bail. The matter is adjourned to July 13, 2018, and Sewcharran was ordered to lodge his passport and report every Friday to the Alberttown Police Station.

A Post Mortem Examination (PME) conducted on the remains of Adams revealed that she died from blunt trauma to the head. The PME was conducted by Government Pathologist, Dr. Nehaul Singh.

The Pomeroon, Essequibo woman died on June 12, 2018, at the Balwant Singh’s Hospital two days after reported indicated that she jumped out of her boyfriend’s moving car.

Her family, however, claimed that she was pushed out of the car. News Room had reported that Adams had arrived at the Balwant Singh’s hospital in a conscious state and told a doctor that she had fallen and hit her head at her East Street, Georgetown home.

Adams was a front desk clerk at the Princess Ramada Hotel. She was laid to rest on Saturday.

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