Life imprisonment for Enmore resident who hacked fisherman to death


Errol Khan known as ‘Bruk Up’ was on Friday sentenced to life imprisonment with the possibility of parole after serving 30 years for the May 2, 2014 murder of Chetram Bharrat, a fisherman, who resided at Haslington New Scheme, East Coast Demerara (ECD).

Bharrat was chopped to death. Khan,44, formerly of Enmore, ECD was sentenced by Justice Brassington Reynolds at the Demerara High Court, two weeks after he was found guilty by a 12-member jury.

He was represented by Attorney-at-law Ravindra Mohabir while the State was represented by Prosecutors Abigail Gibbs and Sarah Martin.

Prosecutor Gibbs urged the court to impose a sentence that will discourage potential like-minded offenders.

She also told the court that although Khan was a school dropout, a message needs to be sent to similar persons that crime is not a way of life.

The Court heard that on the day in question, Khan entered Bharrat’s house and chopped him and his wife.

Khan admitted that he shared a relationship with the dead man’s wife but he became upset when she defended her husband during a row.

Khan is also facing another charge for wounding Bharrat’s wife.


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