14 years jail for fmr. GDF rank who killed 13-month old baby
Marc Angoy, 44, a former member of the Guyana Defence Force (GDF) was sentenced to serve 22 years imprisonment by High Court Judge, Justice Navindra Singh for the offences of manslaughter and felonious wounding.
Angoy, formally of Buzz Bee Dam, Craig, East Bank Demerara was initially charged with murder, but pleaded guilty to the lesser count of manslaughter.
The charge states that on October 18,2015, at Eastville Housing Scheme, East Coast Demerara, he murdered 13-month-old Arianne Gill.
The second charge states that Angoy feloniously wounded Gill’s aunt, Ashley Wellington.
Angoy was sentenced to serve 14 years on the manslaughter charge and 8 years for felonious wounding. The sentences will run concurrently while the time spent on remand will be deducted by the prison services.
That means he will only serve less than 14 years imprisonment.
He was represented by Attorney-at-law, Mark Conway, while the State was represented by prosecutors Tuanna Hardy, Abigail Gibbs and Teriq Mohammed.
Conway, during his plea of mitigation, told the court that his client pleaded guilty to the charges and did not waste the court’s time.
Prosecutor Hardy asked Justice Singh to consider the nature and gravity of the charges before sentencing.
Justice Singh explained that based upon Angoy’s actions he acted with “pure temper.”
Justice Singh told Angoy to use his time in prison to attend anger management classes and also skill training.
According to reports, Angoy also confessed to targeting his ex-lover, Shelly Norton which is Gill’s grandmother, in the attack.
Angoy had previously shared a three-year relationship with Norton but she ended it due to continuous abuse.
Angoy reportedly told police that he got very angry when he found out Norton obtained a restraining order against him since he had assisted her financially during their time together.
During the attack, Angoy discharged a firearm through a window. Gill, who was 13 months, was shot in her back, while her 12-year-old aunt, Ashley Wellington, was shot to her left foot in the attack.
Angoy was previously incarcerated for murder but later acquitted. He was charged in 1998 for the murder of a man at Twelve-and-a-Half-Miles Issano, Mazaruni, Region 7.
In addition, he was arrested several times, both as a teenager and an adult, for robbery under arms.