Another murder accused today decided to enter a guilty plea to the lesser count of manslaughter.
19-year-old, Rovindra Singh appeared before Justice Jo-ann Barlow this afternoon and indicated that he has decided to enter a guilty plea to the lesser count of manslaughter.
He was facing a murder charge for the chopping death of 70-year-old Eustace Williams back in 2016.
The teenager had reportedly attacked the elderly man in his own home and chopped him more than fourteen times to his body. The elderly man died on the spot and the assailant was arrested hiding out in a bushy area not too far from the murder scene.
The presiding Judge has requested a probation report in the matter and the teen will have to return to Court later this month for his sentencing.
Just yesterday, two other murder accused entered guilty pleas to manslaughter charges and are currently awaiting their sentencing.
Legal sources have pointed out that for a defendant to plead guilty to the lesser manslaughter charge, the Prosecutor’s office and the Defence would have to reach an agreement that would then be conveyed to the trial Judge.
The trial Judge could still institute a sentence of up to life in prison for the guilty plea to manslaughter.