E’bo man gets 20 years for pensioner’s murder
Justice Winston Patterson yesterday sentenced a man to 20 years in prison for the beastly murder of a 78-year-old pensioner. The accused, 21-year-old Latchman Persaud, had earlier pleaded guilty to the lesser count of manslaughter. The court’s deposition stated that on May 26, 2008, he murdered Danwattie, a pensioner.
The state was represented by Prosecutor Teshanna James-Lake. It was stated that Persaud had given a caution statement which was used in the court. In that statement, Persaud said that he had just returned home from a party about 21:00hrs and felt he “wanted to have sex”. It was stated that Persaud walked across to the elderly woman’s home. The court was told that the woman lived alone and her house could not be locked with a key.
Persaud went into the house and had forceful sex with the elderly woman, who was wearing diapers. A post mortem report done by a government pathologist revealed that the woman died due to asphyxiation compounded by blunt force trauma. At the time of the incident, Persaud was 17 years old.