Convict gets life imprisonment for murdering fisherman
Murder convict, Errol Khan was on Friday sentenced to life imprisonment by Justice Brassington Reynolds at the Demerara High Court, almost three weeks after he was found guilty of murdering Haslington fisherman, Chetram Bharrat in 2014.
Khan was slapped with murder, robbery and felonious wounding charges on his first court appearance, all of which he plead not guilty to. However, following his trial before Justice Reynolds, the accused was found guilty of the charges, hence, he was given life imprisonment with the possibility of parole after serving 30 years.
The capital offence read that on May 2, 2014, he hacked Bharrat, a fisherman, to death, feloniously wounded the victim’s reputed wife Lomattie Ramdat and stole $370,000 during a robbery at the couple’s Haslington, East Coast Demerara home.
It was reported that Khan entered the home of Bharrat and began hacking away at the man and his wife with a cutlass.
During his appearance at the Vigilance Magistrate’s Court in 2014, Khan admitted that he was sharing a relationship with the dead man’s wife and they had a problem.
He said she defected to her husband, which caused him to get upset and jealous.
During the attack, the woman reportedly attempted to go to her husband’s aid but was chopped several times by the attacker.
After the incident, Ramdat claimed that she and her husband suffered the fate as a result of a robbery but was forced to change her story after residents who are familiar with her relationship with the now accused man began speaking about it, expressing the view that it was Khan, her lover, who committed the act.
During the trial, Prosecutors Abigail Gibbs and Sarah Martin were representing the State while Attorney-at-Law Ravindra Mohabir represented Khan.