Wife, hitman plead guilty to murdering block maker
Fifty-two-year-old Beverly Persaud and her 27-year-old hitman, Oswald Yaw, have pleaded guilty to murdering her husband, Nathan Persaud, a block maker formerly of Lot 66 Herstelling, East Bank Demerara (EBD).
The duo entered the guilty plea one day after their trial commenced before Justice Navindra Singh at the Demerara High Court.
State Prosecutors Teriq Mohammed and Tiffini Lyken presented a murder indictment against the duo which stated that on September 10, 2015, they murdered Nathan Persaud.
In light of the guilty plea, they were further remanded and will return to court on February 16, 2021, for sentencing.
It was reported that on September 10, 2015, Yaw, called “Meow”, a Barbadian, murdered Nathan Persaud pursuant to a financial agreement made by the man’s wife with him.
According to reports, a neighbour heard screams from the residence but did not think to investigate until a man was seen leaving the home several minutes later, rousing his suspicions. The neighbour alerted others and they proceeded to the man’s house where they discovered his battered body.
A brick and a hammer were found at the crime scene, leading investigators to believe that they were the murder weapons. The man had several stab wounds about his body and his head was bashed in. It was reported that the man’s killing stemmed from a bitter property dispute he was having with his wife.
Reports are that Yaw confessed to killing the man and told detectives that Beverly Persaud promised to pay him $1.7 million to kill her husband. He reportedly told investigators that the woman paid him part of the money in advance and promised to pay the balance in weekly payments.