2015 stabbing: 22-y-o gets over 23yrs for killing ‘Rasta man’


Christopher Sandy 22, was on Monday morning sentenced to serve 23 years, 7 months in prison without the possibility of parole, for the August 29, 2015 killing of 44-year-old Owen Brown at South Cummingsburg, Georgetown.

Sandy plead guilty to the lesser count of manslaughter

Sandy, of Rosemary Lane, Tiger Bay, Georgetown pleaded guilty to the lesser count of manslaughter when he appeared before Justice Sandhil Kissoon at the Demerara High Court.

The accused was represented by Attorney at Law, Maxwell McKay.

On August 29 2015, Sandy stabbed Browne, also called “Rasta man” while he was asleep in his bed.

Prior to the stabbing, he attacked another resident with a knife and killed a cat, and just hours before the accused committed that act, he was seen sharpening a knife.

It was reported that Sandy started acting in a strange manner and accused persons of supplying his mother with drugs.

At around 18:15h on the day in question, he reportedly entered the victim’s home and stabbed him.

Browne, at some point, awoke and began screaming, resulting in his daughter, Tawana Clark, running to help and coming face to face with Sandy, who she described as “possessed”, in the act of stabbing her father.

Sandy then leaped off of the man and tried to escape but was caught and taken to the Brickdam Police Station.

He was subsequently sent to the Accident and Emergency Unit of the Georgetown Hospital as he was said to have sustained injuries in the process of killing Browne.

The victim was stabbed 21 times and died from hemorrhage and shock due to multiple incised wounds.


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