[www.inewsguyana.com] – The mother-in-law of Malcolm Panday along with four other accomplices was today convicted for July 2011 robbery of businessman Malcolm Panday, at his Bel Air, Georgetown residence.
Chandrada Rampersaud, Jermaine Mitchell, Aubrey Simon and Rayon Jones and Hardat Kumar, a relative of Rampersaud were all informed by Chief Magistrate Priya Sewnarine-Beharry that they were found guilty as charged for the offence.
The joint charges said that on July 12, 2011, at Bel Air, said the accused persons along with one called Rabindra Seemangal robbed businessman Malcolm Panday and his wife, Annie Ramsood of $7.4M.
They were all remanded to prison until tomorrow for sentencing. Seemangal pleaded guilty to the crime on September 11, 2012 and was sentenced to eight years imprisonment.
Mitchell and Simon were also jointly charged with unlawful possession of firearm and ammunition. However, Mitchell was also convicted for this charge and Simon was who was not present in Court was found not guilty.
Twenty-three-year-old Mitchell told the Court that he is an employee of Banks DIH and is the father of a six month old baby. He added that he spent six months on remand for this matter and has no pending charges.
Mitchell explained that he does not know anything about this matter nor is he acquainted with the other persons that were charged.
Thirty-two-year-old Jones said he is self employed and also proclaimed his innocence. He was represented by Attorney-at-law, George Thomas. Jones requested a short adjournment date for his defence counsel to address his mitigating factors.
The other accused Kumar said he is 33 – years – old and married with two children. He added that he spent approximately five and half months on remand.
As it relates to Rampersaud, who was accused of masterminding the robbery, she told the Court that she spent six months in the lock up and does not wish to go back. The 53-year-old woman said she is single and has a 17-year-old daughter who depends on her.