Prisoner jailed since 2012 to spend additional three years behind bars for chopping fellow inmate

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A Camp Street prisoner Marlon Persaud, who has been incarcerated since 2012 for a robbery under arms charge, was on Tuesday sentenced to three additional years in prison for unlawfully and maliciously wounding fellow inmate Wayne Gilbert.

Persaud, 28, seemed to be remorseful and pleaded with Magistrate Judy Latchman to pardon him of his crime, after appearing in the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts.

Marlon Persaud
Marlon Persaud

Persaud told the Court he was not a violent person, and he was locked up since 2012 without being able to see or take care of his family.

He asked Magistrate Latchman to place him on a bond or to have him complete community service instead of more jail time.

All of his pleas were, however, denied by Magistrate Latchman.

Magistrate Latchman’s ruling was based on the fact that the defendant used a dangerous weapon – a cutlass to carry out the crime of chopping Gilbert with whom he shared a prison cell at the Camp Street prison in Georgetown.

 

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