Man who killed Plaisance minibus driver jailed for two years

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Orin Jerrick was on Tuesday sentenced to two years imprisonment for fatally stabbing Plaisance minibus driver Gavin Fiffee in 2014.

Jerrick, 38, of Ann’s Grove, East Coast Demerara was sentenced by Justice Simone Morris-Ramlall at the Berbice High Court.

Last month, Jerrick, who was originally charged with murder, opted to plead guilty to the lesser count of manslaughter.

He admitted to unlawfully killing Fiffee on July 31, 2014, at the Plaisance mini-bus park at Regent Street and Avenue of the Republic, Georgetown.

On Tuesday, Justice Morris-Ramlall sentenced Jerrick to 10 years imprisonment and ordered that the prison authorities deduct the time spent on remand from the sentence.

Jerrick has been on remand for the past eight years and will only serve two years behind bars.

In 2016, Jerrick was first tried for the capital offence before High Court Judge Navindra Singh. He was sentenced to 28 years after a 12- member jury found him guilty.

However, the conviction and sentence were set aside by the Court of Appeal and a retrial was ordered in 2020.

According to reports, on the day in question, Fiffee was at his minibus at the Plaisance Bus Park when he objected to Jerrick urinating on his bus.

An argument ensued and Jerrick pulled out a knife and stabbed Fiffee on his right side chest.

Fiffee was rushed to the Georgetown Public Hospital where he succumbed to the injuries.

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