Woman, 50, to stand trial for murder of elderly lover
A 50-year-old woman was Monday committed to stand trial at the Essequibo High Court for allegedly murdering her 73-year-old lover in 2018.
Radha Sukwah appeared before Magistrate Ester Sam at the Charity Magistrate’s Court who presided over the preliminary hearing into the manslaughter indictment.
Sukwah was charged with unlawfully killing 73-year-old Deonarine, aka ‘Russian’, on August 3, 2018, at Grant Lower Pomeroon River. She is currently out on $400,000 bail.
Attorney Bernard DaSilva, by way of a fiat from the Director of Public Prosecutions, was appointed special prosecutor in the case.
On Monday, Magistrate Sam ruled that based on the evidence a sufficient case was made out against Sukwah for her to stand trial at the next practical sitting of the Essequibo Assizes.
According to reports, Sukwah shared an intimate relationship with the victim.
On the day in question, the couple was at Deonarine’s Charity Housing Scheme, Essequibo Coast home where an argument ensued, after he accused her of being unfaithful to him.
Sukwah had claimed that Deonarine had a gun and during the scuffle, she pulled the trigger and shot the elderly man to the left of his abdomen.
The woman had also told police that they were sitting at a table when Deonarine left to answer a call at the front door. There, she said, Deonarine was confronted by an armed bandit and shot.
However, she later allegedly confessed to the crime. She also said that the elderly man was abusive and accused her of being unfaithful.