10 years jail for labourer who admitted to killing co-worker during drinking spree


A 45-year-old labourer was sentenced to 10 years imprisonment for fatally stabbing his fellow workmate during a drinking spree in 2018.

Phillip Solomon, of Timehri, East Bank Demerara was sentenced by High Court Judge Brassington Reynolds during a hearing held via Zoom.

Earlier this month, Solomon was arraigned for murder but opted to plea guilty to manslaughter. He admitted to unlawfully killing 51-year-old Vernon Cummings on October 24, 2018.

According to reports, on the day in question, the two men were imbibing when an argument erupted and escalated into a fight.

It is alleged that Solomon armed himself with a piece of iron and dealt Cummings several lashes in the head.

Cummings was rushed to the Diamond Hospital where he died while receiving treatment.

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