Lusignan prison escapee jailed for 20 years after pleading guilty to manslaughter

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Prison escapee, 38-year-old Kendell Skeete of Goed Fortuin, West Bank Demerara (WBD) who was recaptured in Linden after escaping the Lusignan holding area following the Camp Street unrest, was earlier today (Friday), jailed for 20 years when he appeared at the High Court.

JAILED: Kendell Skeete

Skeete who was on remand for manslaughter was jailed by Justice James Bovell-Drakes.

The accused recently pleaded guilty to the lesser count of manslaughter for the murder of Kenneth Allen, 27, who he killed in October of 2008.

Skeete was originally sentenced to spend 60 years in prison after his initial plea of not guilty.

However, Justice Bovell-Drakes deducted 27 years, the age of Allen when he was killed, and another 13 years after Skeete changed his not guilty plea.

Allen was killed when he attempted to assist a man who was being robbed by a group of men.

As a result of the confrontation, the father of two sustained several stab wounds about his chest. He was rushed to the West Demerara Regional Hospital (WDRH) where he succumbed to the injuries.
Following the robbery a wanted bulletin was issued by Police for Skeete who was identified as one of the men involved in the robbery. He was captured in May of 2015 after being on the run for a number of years.

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