Essequibo Coast man appeals life sentence for killing labourer

Jailed: Nandkishore Persaud

Nandkishore Persaud, also known as Basil, a resident of Zorg on the Essequibo Coast, who was found guilty and sentenced to life in prison for the 2020 killing of Johanna Cecilia labourer Arvin Tulsi Mayhilal, has filed an appeal against his conviction and sentence.
The convict’s Notice of Appeal has been filed at the Court of Appeal in Kingston, Georgetown.
Judge Sandil Kissoon handed down the sentence on Persaud back in April of this year, and dictated that he must spend 25 years incarcerated before becoming eligible for release.
Initially indicted for the capital offence of murder, 58-year-old Persaud was found guilty of the lesser offence of manslaughter by a jury on March 21, 2023. Persaud was tried for the offence at the High Court at Suddie, Essequibo.

Dead: Arvin Tulsi Mayhilal

It was initially reported that Mayhilall, 35, had fallen from a bench in the yard of a friend at Zorg, Essequibo Coast, but Police investigations later determined that he had fallen to the ground after being struck with a piece of wood in the course of an argument with Persaud.
Mayhilall passed away on February 26, 2020, and his
cause of death was given as blunt trauma to the head and a fracture of the spine. (G1)