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Robert Benn, a businessman of Perry Street, Tucville, Georgetown, was on Tuesday sentenced to 10 years in prison for the killing of 25-year-old Collin Perreira which took place on August 24, 2016.
The dead man’s fiancée, Gail Ann Chacon was also injured in the shooting incident. Benn, a licensed firearm holder, was also slapped with an attempted murder charge.
During Tuesday’s hearing before Justice Navindra Singh at the High Court, Benn opted to plead guilty to the lesser count of manslaughter and also pleaded guilty to the attempted murder of Chacon.
As such, Justice Singh sentenced Benn to six and a half years on the manslaughter charge and an additional four years on the attempted murder charge.
Justice Singh ordered that the sentences run concurrently. As a result, Benn will spend the next six years in prison, taking into consideration the fact that he has already spent four years waiting for his trial.
It was reported that Perreira, called “Malcolm”, formerly of 213 Barr Street, Kitty, Georgetown, was driving a heavily tinted motor car, with Chacon seated in front.
Police had reported that the now dead man attempted to turn around his vehicle in front of Benn’s residence. Benn, who was reportedly in his yard, whipped out his licensed firearm and discharged several rounds at the vehicle which hit Benn.
Benn was charged based on advice given by the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP), Shalimar Ali-Hack. The businessman was represented by Attorney-at-Law Dexter Todd while Tuanna Hardy and Tyra Bakker presented the prosecution’s case.