Following a lengthy deliberation by a 12-member High Court jury on Tuesday, it ruled that a Blossom Scheme, Enmore, East Coast Demerara (ECD) man is guilty of murdering Chetram Bharrat while wounding his reputed wife, Lomattie Ramdat, and stealing some $370,000 from their home in 2014.
The accused, Errol Khan, was slapped with two separate indictments when he made his first High Court appearance before Justice Brassington Reynolds.
Khan, who was represented by Attorney Ravindra Mohabir, denied the indictments which detailed that on May 2, 2014, he hacked Bharrat, a fisherman, to death, feloniously wounded Ramdat and stole the aforementioned amount of cash during a robbery at the couple’s Haslington, ECD home.
The now convicted man will be sentenced on March 13, 2020.
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.
State Prosecutors Abigail Gibbs and Sarah Martin are representing the State.