Essequibo man freed after admitting to stabbing nephew to death during fight


A 56-year-old Essequibo Coast resident who spent the last 27 months on remand for killing his 30-year-old nephew, was released from prison based on the time served by High Court Judge Sandil Kissoon on Friday.

Kendrick Armogan known as ‘Rickey’ pleaded guilty to the offence of manslaughter which stated that on April 23, 2018, at Bushlot Village, Essequibo Coast, he unlawfully killed Naresh Ramdass, a 30-year-old fisherman.

During the sentencing via a Zoom hearing, Armogan was represented by Attorney-at-law Ravindra Mohabir while the State was represented by Prosecutor Lisa Cave.

Justice Kissoon began Armogan’s sentence at a base of 25 years and deducted one third for his early guilty plea, time spent on remand and also took into consideration that Ramdass was the aggressor in the case.

Finally, the Judge came to the final 27 months, however, this was considered as time served in prison from the date of Armogan’s arrest to the date of his hearing.

The court heard that the uncle and nephew lived in the same yard at Bushlot Village but in separate houses.

On the day of the incident, at about 12:45 h the two were involved in an argument in their yard.

Armogan, who was armed with a knife, was being escorted to the head of the street by another relative when Ramdass ran behind him and clubbed him in the head with a piece of wood.

The wood broke and Armogan picked up a piece of it and a scuffle ensued during which Armogan used the knife to stab Ramdass.

Ramdass’ body was found on the seawall with a wound to his chest. He was pronounced dead on arrival at the Suddie Public Hospital.

Armogan was arrested the same day.

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