Trial begins Tuesday for woman who reportedly paid to have her husband killed
Beverley Persaud, who reportedly paid to have her husband killed, and the man who confessed to the carrying out the act for $1.7 million, on Monday pleaded not guilty to murder; the trial in the case begins on Tuesday.
Persaud, 53 and her accomplice Oswald Junior Yaw called “Meow”, 28, appeared before Justice Navindra Singh at the Georgetown High Court and pleaded not guilty for the capital offence.
The indictment read that on September 10, 2015, at Herstelling, East Bank Demerara, Yaw murdered Nathan Persaud.
Yaw was represented by Rachael Bakker, while Persaud was represented by Ravindra Mohabir. The state is represented by Teriq Mohammed and Tiffani Lyken.
A 12-member jury was empanelled, and the trial will commence on Tuesday.
On September 10, 2015, Nathan Persaud’s bloodied body was discovered lying face down in his house at Lot 66, Herstelling New Housing Scheme, East Bank Demerara with stab wounds about his body and his head bashed in.
Police recovered a hammer, two knives and a piece of rock, all of which had blood stains. Yaw was later arrested at a city location, and reportedly confessed to beating the block maker to death with a hammer.
He allegedly stated that he was promised $1.7M by Beverly Persaud to kill her husband. He had reportedly collected $30,000 and a further $35,000 in advance. After Persaud was killed, the accused was reportedly paid $10,000 and promised $100,000 in weekly payments.
Persaud death allegedly stemmed from a property dispute between him and his wife Beverly.