Region 9 man jailed for killing father

A North Rupununi, Region Nine (Upper Takutu-Upper Essequibo) man who killed his father in 2014 was jailed for 12 years when he appeared before Justice Sandil Kissoon at the Suddie High Court.
Danny Stephen admitted that on November 22, 2014 at North Rupununi, Region Nine, he murdered his father, Donaldson Stephen.
The court heard that the victim and the accused were at a neighbour’s home assisting in some rehabilitation activities after which they all started to imbibe. About 19:00h, the now deceased man left and made his way home. However, moments after he arrived home, his wife was disturbed by loud noises coming from outside the home; upon checking, she recognised it was her son who was making the noises as he was at the time intoxicated.
The older Stephen became annoyed at his son and went into the yard where he and the accused had an altercation, during which the accused armed himself with a cutlass and inflicted chop wounds about the victim’s body. The injured man was rushed to the nearby health post where he was pronounced dead on arrival. The younger Stephen arrested and he handed over the murder weapon.
Before handing down the sentence, Justice Kissoon took into consideration the accused’s early guilty plea. He handed down the 12-year sentence and ordered that the years spent on remand be deducted from the sentence.