Jun 20, 2018 News
Bail to the tune of $500,000 was yesterday granted to 21-year-old Rick Sewcharran, a week after his girlfriend succumbed to injuries she sustained after reportedly jumping out of his moving car.
Sewcharran who hails from Diamond, East Bank Demerara, was arraigned before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan.
He was charged for manslaughter.
Particulars of the charge against the young man alleged that on June 10, he unlawfully killed 19-year-old Sasia Adams.
Adams formerly of East Street, Georgetown, had been employed at the Princess Ramadan Hotel, Providence, East Bank Demerara.
The charge was recommended by the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP), after the police would have forwarded a file to the chambers.
While there are reports that Adams’s boyfriend might have pushed her out of the moving vehicle, the Police said that it was the young woman who jumped out of the moving vehicle.
According to a statement from the Police, on the night of June 10, 2018 Adams and her boyfriend were travelling west along Lamaha Street, Georgetown in a white Toyota 212 motorcar when she opened the door and leapt from the car, landing on the southern side of the road.
The Police said that the boyfriend picked up the woman and transported her to the hospital where she died.
Government Pathologist Dr. Nehaul Singh gave her cause of death as blunt trauma to the head.
Based on reports, the police sought several extensions to further detain the boyfriend after there were conflicting reports surrounding the death of the teenager. It was reported that Adams who was admitted to the hospital in a conscious state, told doctors that she had fallen down at home.
Her family, however, are adamant that Adams was pushed out of the moving car by her boyfriend whom they have publicly described as an “animal.”
Back in court, Attorney-at-law Sanjeev Datadin petitioned for bail on behalf of the alleged killer who is not due back in court until July 13.
During a petition for bail, Datadin said that Sewcharran has found himself at the centre of an unfortunate accident, noting too, that his client has at all times maintained his innocence.
According to the lawyer, his client has maintained that his girlfriend jumped from the moving car, which caused her to sustain severe head injuries.
Police Inspector Gordon Mansfield, a Prosecutor attached to the chambers of the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP), had no objections to the accused being released on bail.
Sewcharran was ordered to lodge his passport with the court and to report to the Alberttown Police Station, every Friday until the hearing and determination of the preliminary inquiry.
Adams who hails from Pomeroon, Essequibo, was laid to rest last Saturday.
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