Neighbour slapped with manslaughter charge

first_imgBody in drainThe Patentia, West Bank Demerara (WBD) resident, who allegedly killed his neighbour, tied the man’s head with a black plastic bag, and then dumped the body in a nearby drain was slapped with the charge for manslaughter.Sundar Singh appeared before Magistrate Zamilla Ally-Seepaul at the Leonora Magistrate’s Court, West Coast Demerara (WCD).Prosecutor Thowan Carol told the court that on October 18, Singh’s 57-year-old neighbour, Abdool Ghannie, called “Dennis” or “Fulla”, of Patentia, WBD, was at his residence when the two men had a “misunderstanding”.As a result of the argument, the suspect claimed that he dealt several cuffs to Ghannie’s face, which resulted in the now dead man receiving injuries.Reports are that the dead man fell to the ground but Singh did not realise he was dead until the following afternoon. Singh then allegedly took Ghannie’s body to a nearby drain and dumped it. The dead man was discovered by passersby on October 20. Singh, after intense grilling by the police, reportedly confessed to killing Ghannie.Magistrate Ally-Seepaul released Singh on $600,000 bail and the case will continue on December 5, 2019.Prior to the court hearing, when contacted by this newspaper, Region Three (Essequibo Islands-West Demerara) Police Commander, Senior Superintendent Linden Lord had explained that after being punched by the neighbour, the man became motionless. The neighbour, he added, thought that the man was asleep.On Sunday morning, the neighbour noticed the man was in the same position and thought he was still sleeping. As such, the neighbour went to work.However, upon his return home, Ghannie was still in the same motionless position. This was when the neighbour realised something was amiss.He lifted the man’s head up and saw blood. It was then that the neighbour put the man’s head in a plastic bag to prevent the blood from dripping as he dumped the body in a nearby drain.A post-mortem examination conducted on the body gave the cause of death as brain haemorrhage, blunt trauma to the head compounded by aspiration of blood.last_img read more

Donegal teenager awarded €4.5M after car crashed into pole

first_imgA Donegal teenager who suffered catastrophic injuries when the car in which he was a passenger hit a telegraph pole and ended up on its roof has settled his High Court action for €4.5m.Jake McGrath was in a car owned by one of his brothers and driven by another brother when the accident happened in April 2014. The High Court heard the boy, who was 14 years old at the time, suffered catastrophic injuries and there was an issue as to whether he was wearing a seatbelt at the time.The Irish Examiner reports the settlement is against the Motor Insurers‘ Bureau of Ireland. The case against the car owner, Jake’s brother Kevin and his brother Gerard who was driving the car were struck out.Jake McGrath of Trillium, Ture, Muff, had, through his mother Caroline McGrath, sued his brothers Kevin and Gerard of the same address and the MIBI.It was claimed the car was driven too fast and was driven off the public road.Read more here https://www.irishexaminer.com/breakingnews/ireland/pontificating-wont-change-what-young-men-do-in-cars–says-judge-after-boy-settles-crash-case-901506.htmlDonegal teenager awarded €4.5M after car crashed into pole was last modified: February 4th, 2019 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:awardcourtcrashdonegalInishowenmuffpolelast_img read more