Fisherman found guilty of burning crew members to death in 2011
A former Fyrish Village, Corentyne, Berbice fisherman, Ravindranauth Mohanlall was recently found guilty of two counts of murder following a trial at the High Court in Berbice.
For the 2011 murders of Beeram Motilall, 45, known as “Boy,” of Chesney Village, Corentyne, and Renard Fernandes, also known as “Renny,” 15, of Rose Hall Town Reef, Corentyne, 63-year-old Ravindranauth Mohanlall was on trial before Justice Sandil Kissoon and a jury.
Police stated that the incident occurred between September 6 and September 12, 2011, on the sea near Bush Lot Village, Corentyne. Mohanlall will be sentenced on October 5.
The now-convicted killer was represented by Attorney-at-Law Stacy Goodings while State Counsel Muntaz Ali prosecuted the case.
It was reported that Motilall and Fernandes departed to go fishing but were instead set on fire by the suspect. Adult Respiratory Distress Syndrome, brought on by the men’s severe burn injuries, was listed as their cause of death.
For the murders, Mohanlall was initially charged in 2011 and remanded to prison. He was committed to stand trial at the High Court in March 2012.