10 years jail for ‘Godie Man’ who stalked, killed mother of five


A 53-year-old man was on Thursday sentenced to 10 years imprisonment for the death of 34-year-old mother of five, Nadina Kalamadeen, who he staked for months before killing her.

Raymond O’Selmon, called ‘Godie man’, formerly of North Ruimveldt, Georgetown, had appeared before Justice Sewnarine-Beharry at the Demerara High Court for the capital offence of murder.

However, he opted to plead guilty to the lesser count of manslaughter and admitted to fatally stabbing Kalamadeen on February 27, 2019, at Sophia, Greater Georgetown.

On the day of the incident, O’Selmon entered the woman’s yard, and she repeatedly asked him to leave but he refused. Eventually, the two left together and he reportedly whipped out a knife and stabbed her about the body.

The woman’s family had told the News Room that they have no knowledge of the man except that he stalked Kalamadeen for months in pursuit of a relationship.

During a plea of mitigation, O’Selmon’s attorney, Teriq Mohammed asked the court to temper justice with mercy.

“Sorry for whatever took place between me and Nadina. I can’t remember what happened between me and her,” O’Selmon said during his address to the court.

Meanwhile, Prosecutor, Mikel Puran urged the court to consider that Kalamadeen’s death was an “unjustifiable loss of a life” in a society that is plagued by violence against women.

The court heard that in 1990, O’Selmon was sentenced to 15 years imprisonment for the rape of a 12-year-old girl, and in 2011, he was fined for discharging a loaded firearm.

Justice Sewnarine-Beharry, in her sentencing, considered the nature, gravity and prevalence of the crime.  The Judge also considered the psychological trauma the woman’s death had on her grieving family.

O’Selmon was sentenced to 10 years imprisonment and the Judge ordered that his time spent on remand should be deducted from the sentence by prison authorities.

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