Prison escapee sentenced to four years imprisonment

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Keron Cummings
Keron Cummings

[www.inewsguyana.com] – Keron Cummings, one of the four prisoners who escaped from Georgetown Magistrates’ Court on May 19 was today sentenced to four years imprisonment – two years for escaping from police custody and four years for three robbery charges.

However, the sentences will run concurrently. He appeared before Chief Magistrate Priya Sewnarine-Beharry and pleaded guilty to the offence.

He was informed by the Chief Magistrate that, in his absence an exparte trial was conducted and he was found guilty on three robbery charges. He was sentenced to four years imprisonment on each of the charge.

Cummings was found on Saturday (June 21) at Omai Mining, in a sand pit.

The other prisoners who escaped are Randolph Marques and Steve Richard Bacchus; both of whom were recaptured by the police, while, 28 – year – old Vickram Persaud was shot and killed also by the police.

The breakout occurred during heavy downpour, while the men were awaiting their scheduled Court appearances.

They escaped by ripping the grill work and the mesh that covered the window at the back of the building to provide ventilation to prisoners in the holding cell. They then proceeded to climb down the back wall and scale the fence, cutting a stand of razor wire at the top of the fence.

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