15 years jail for Diamond resident who killed man at wedding house

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Thirty-four-year old Rajen Dindial of Diamond New Scheme, East Bank Demerara (EBD) was sentenced to 15 years imprisonment on Thursday for killing a man with a paddle during a dispute at a wedding house at Grove, EBD in 2017.

Earlier this month, Dindial who was on trial for murder before Justice Jo-Ann Barlow and a 12-member jury at the High Court was found not guilty of murder but guilty of manslaughter.

He had pleaded not guilty to the offence which stated that on September 3, 2017, he murdered Aliston Henry.

Dindial was represented by Attorneys-at-law Nigel Hughes and Sophia Findlay while the State was represented by Prosecutor Sarah Martin.

The judge deducted two years, two months and 13 days from the sentence given that since he spent that period on remand; another year was deducted for his unblemished criminal record.

On the day in question, the two men were involved in an argument at the wedding house during which Henry pushed down a portable toilet.

Dindial retaliated and armed himself with a wooden food paddle and hit Henry about his body.

The injured Henry was placed in a pushcart and taken home by public-spirited persons and subsequently transported to the hospital where he died days later.

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