Inmate charged for beating prisoner to death

first_imgThe inmate, who allegedly attacked and severely beat another prisoner with a piece of wood, was on Wednesday slapped with the capital offense of murder and appeared at the Cove and John Magistrates’ Courts.Thirty-one-year-old Devindira Persaud, who was on remand at the Lusignan Holding Bay, East Coast Demerara (ECD) on another charge, made his appearance before Magistrate Fabayo Azore. It is alleged that he hit 23-year-old Samuel Lyttle of Stewartville, West Coast Demerara (WCD) with a piece of wood on June 25 at the prison.It is alleged that Lyttle was in his hammock when Persaud attacked him with a wood that had a nail stuck through it. Persaud reportedly lashed Lyttle repeatedly about the head before being restrained by prison wardens.Lyttle succumbed one day after the beating at the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC). Lyttle was remanded on June 19 on breaking and entering and larceny charges.However, on June 25, he and Persaud were involved in an argument when the perpetrator allegedly picked up a piece of wood and struck him. Lyttle was treated at the prison infirmary but was rushed to GPHC due to the severity of his injuries. Persaud was remanded and the case will continue on August 8 at the Vigilance Magistrates’ Court.It was only in April that another prisoner of the said prison was also killed by other inmates who beat him following a dispute. That prisoner has been identified as 30-year-old Shaheed Ali of Albouystown, Georgetown.last_img

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