Man who stabbed wife to death in his car and then tossed her out jailed for 60 years
Sixty-year-old Allan Sim was on Thursday sentenced to 60 years imprisonment, with the possibility of parole after serving 40 years, for the murder of 31-year-old Melissa Skeete, a former dispatcher of the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC), whose bloodied body was found with several stabs wounds in 2015.
Sim, also known as “Cayenne” formerly of Paradise Housing Scheme, East Coast Demerara (ECD) was sentenced by Justice Navindra Singh at the Demerara High Court where a 12-member jury found him guilty of murdering Skeete on November 23, 2015.
Justice Singh described Sim as being “very cold blooded” since he showed no remorse over the crime.
It is alleged that on the day in question, Sim picked up Skeete from work in his car; she was allegedly stabbed and tossed from the car in the vicinity of Carmichael Street, Georgetown by Sim, who was her common-law partner, with whom she shared two of her four children.
The woman, who had been bleeding profusely, later succumbed to the injuries she sustained.
Sim was arrested and reportedly confessed to the crime under caution; his car was found days later with the passenger seat replaced.
Sim was represented by Attorney-at-law Adrian Thompson while the State was represented by Prosecutor Tuanna Hardy.