Man who stabbed fisherman to death jailed for 18 years

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A 45-year-old fisherman was on Tuesday sentenced to 18 years imprisonment by High Court Judge Justice Sandil Kissoon for the 2017 murder of Chan Wen Wong known as ‘Chiney Man.’

Sharief Bacchus known as ‘Choka Ball’ was charged with the capital offence of murder but opted to plead guilty to the lesser count of manslaughter.

He admitted that on July 20, 2017, at Meadow Bank Wharf, Georgetown he unlawfully killed Wong, a 42-year-old fisherman.

According to reports, Bacchus and Wong plied their trade at the Meadow Bank Wharf during which they had an argument that led to a physical confrontation.

They were parted by onlookers and Wong walked away but only to be pursued by Bacchus who whipped out a sharp object and stabbed him to the left region of his chest and then fled the scene.

Wong was pronounced dead on arrival at the Georgetown Public Hospital.

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