27-Y-0 admits to shooting man to death during Herstelling home invasion
Twenty-seven-year-old Davon Chacon was on Tuesday released on time served in prison after he confessed to killing 43-year-old Abdool Ameer Subrati, who was shot dead at Herstelling, East Bank Demerara during a robbery in 2016.
Chacon, of Pork Kaituma, North West District in Region One, was initially charged with the capital offence of murder but opted to plea to the lesser count of manslaughter when he appeared before Justice Navindra Singh at the Demerara High Court.
Chacon admitted that on October 20, 2016, at Herstelling he unlawfully killed Subrati. The State was represented by prosecutor Tuanna Hardy, while Chacon was represented by attorneys-at-law, Nigel Hughes, Ronald Daniels and Sophia Findlay.
Attorney Daniels, in his sentencing plea, asked the court to consider Chacon’s age and also his “sterling” behaviour while on remand awaiting trial while Prosecutor Hardy asked the court to consider the nature and gravity of the charge when considering the sentence.
Justice Singh sentenced Chacon to time served, after considering his guilty plea and the time he had spent on remand.
Chacon is the brother-in-law of tenants, who were renting the lower flat of the two-story house where the robbery occurred. On the day in question, five armed men stormed the house, where three overseas-based Guyanese were staying.
Subrati reportedly resisted the bandits and was shot to the neck; the bullet ricocheted to his spine and punctured his lung in the process.
Reports are that Subrati’s brother, wife and daughter arrived in Guyana days before the robbery, and had planned a family reunion at the Herstelling property.
About 1:30h on the day in question, shortly after guests left, the five bandits, two of whom were armed, pounced on the family. The gunmen, hiding in a bathroom in the back yard, escaped on foot with the visitors’ passports, money, jewellery and other personal items.
Subrati, of Lot 21 Back Street, Peter’s Hall, EBD, succumbed to injuries sustained in the attack while undergoing surgery at the Georgetown Public Hospital.