Woman who paid to have husband killed, accomplice plead guilty

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Beverley Persaud, who reportedly paid to have her husband killed, and the man who carried out the heinous act for $1.7 million, on Tuesday pleaded guilty to the crime.

Persaud, 53 and her accomplice, Oswald Junior Yaw called “Meow”, 28, appeared before Justice Navindra Singh at the Georgetown High Court for the commencement of trial but opted to plead guilty to the capital offence of murder.

On Monday, the duo was arraigned in court and had denied that on September 10, 2015, at Herstelling, East Bank Demerara, they murdered Nathan Persaud.

Justice Singh deferred sentencing to February 16, 2021, pending a probation report for the duo. Yaw was represented by Rachael Bakker, while Persaud was represented by Ravindra Mohabir; the State is represented by Teriq Mohammed and Tiffani Lyken.

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.

Dead: Nathan Persaud

Police recovered a hammer, two knives and a piece of rock, all of which had bloodstains.  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 Nathan’s wife to kill him. He had reportedly collected $30,000 and a further $35,000 in advance. After Persaud was killed, Yaw was reportedly paid $10,000 and promised $100,000 in weekly payments.

It is alleged that a property dispute between the husband and wife was the motive for the murder.

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