Fisherman, 31, admits to killing girlfriend with iron bar
A 31-year-old fisherman on Tuesday confessed to beating his girlfriend with an iron bar and killing her in 2017.
Raywatram Mooloo, formerly of No. 58 Village, Corentyne, appeared before Justice Simone Morris-Ramlall at the Berbice High Court to answer the charge of murder.
Mooloo, however, opted to plead guilty to the lesser count of manslaughter and admitted to unlawfully killing 37-year-old Gomattie Ramsingh on May 26, 2017.
Justice Morris-Ramlall deferred sentencing to July 12, 2022.
The State was represented by prosecutor, Nafeeza Baig, while Mooloo was represented by attorney-at-law Surihya Sabsook.
According to reports, on May 25, 2017, Mulloo inflicted injuries on Ramsingh at their No. 58 village home, causing her death the next day.
The News Room understands that on the day in question, the woman and Moloo got into a heated argument after she disposed of a quantity of narcotics he had purchased earlier that day.
Moloo reportedly armed himself with an iron bar, beat her with it and dragged her down the stairs.
Selena Kumar, the niece of the deceased woman, had told the News Room that on May 26, 2017, she received a telephone call from the Skeldon Public Hospital that her aunt was a patient there.
She related that when she arrived at the health institution, she saw her aunt lying helplessly on a bed being prepared to be transferred to the New Amsterdam Public Hospital where it was discovered that she had suffered a fractured spine.
Ramsingh was later rushed to the Georgetown Public Hospital where she died.