Man who killed boy, 13, & wounded another to serve only few months in jail


A 26-year-old man was on Thursday sentenced to six years imprisonment for the brutal killing of 13-year-old Daveanand Sanichar and three years for wounding another teen during a brawl at a wedding house in 2016.

Kevin Sahoy, formerly of Agriculture Road, Mon Repos, East Coast Demerara, was sentenced by Justice Simone Morris- Ramlall at the Georgetown High Court.

The judge in her ruling considered that although a life was lost, Sanichar was the aggressor during the attack.

The judge ordered that the sentencing run concurrently and that the prison authorities deduct from the sentence the time he spent on remand.

The News Room understands that Sahoy was first charged and remanded to prison for the crime on August 19, 2016. He has spent over the last five and a half years in pretrial custody.

As a result, he will only serve a few months more in prison for the crime.

Sahoy was arraigned last month for the capital offence of murder, but opted to plead guilty to the lesser count of manslaughter.

He admitted that on August 14, 2016, at Plantain Walk, Triumph, E.C.D, he unlawfully killed Sanichar. He also admitted that on the same date and location, he caused grievous bodily harm to James Lall, who was 19 at the time.

Sahoy was represented by attorney Everton Singh-Lammy while the State was represented by prosecutor Cicelia Corbin.

On Thursday, Sahoy’s attorney asked the court to consider that his client is remorseful for his actions and can be rehabilitated.

According to reports, on the day in question, a heated argument erupted between Sahoy and Sanichar at a wedding after Sanichar saw him dancing behind his aunt.

The teen reportedly left the function and returned with Lall armed with cutlasses and the argument continued.

Reports are that Sahoy during the argument took the cutlass away from the teen and dealt him a chop to his head while on the ground. During the altercation, Lall was also beaten by Sahoy.

Sahoy’s co-accused is currently on remand and awaiting trial for the crime.

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