“Bushes” confesses to killing “Uncle Bertie” in 2007

…walks free as time served on remand compensated for sentence

After spending the last 11 years on remand for murder, Rayon Dick called “Bushes” on Wednesday confessed to the lesser count of manslaughter before Justice Navindra Singh, during the case hearing at the Demerara High Court.
Dick was initially slapped with a murder charge detailing that on November 11, 2007, in the county of Essequibo, he murdered 55-year-old Hubert Albert called “Uncle Bertie”, however, his guilty plea was accepted for the lesser count of manslaughter.
After accepting the plea, Justice Singh considered the years Dick already spent on remand and noted that those years would have been the duration of his initial sentence for the lesser offence, as such he was allowed to walk a free man.
The state’s case was presented by Prosecutor Teriq Mohammed in association with Tuanna Hardy, while the former accused was represented by Attorney Mark Conway.
According to Police reports, the deceased of Port Kiatuma, Region One (Barima-Waini), was a cook at a mining camp in the North West District (NWD). On the day in question, Albert was murdered at about 08:30h at White Creek Backdam, NWD.
Investigations had revealed that Albert was in the camp preparing a meal when Dick had entered, and being armed with a knife, dealt the deceased several stab wounds about his body. “Bushes” was later arrested and the murder weapon recovered.