[www.inewsguyana.com] – A city businessman, convicted of causing death by dangerous driving, has been granted bail by Judge Bishnarine Roy; pending an appeal of his conviction.
When the matter came up before Roy on Wednesday in the Court of Appeal, Sanjay Persaud, represented by Attorney Glen Hanoman, was granted bail in the sum of $500,000.
Persaud was on Friday convicted and sentenced to 58 months imprisonment after he was found guilty of causing death by dangerous driving.
The sentence was handed down by Magistrate Judy Latchman, who refused the defendant’s bail application pending the outcome of an appeal.
Latchman in her ruling said she was convinced there was compelling evidence that Persaud was guilty of the offence.
Leon Hunte, 55 years, of Stone Avenue, Blygezight was struck and killed by a sports car driven by the businessman.
He was mute and worked at City Hall.
Persaud had pleaded not guilty to the charge on his first court appearance and was granted bail in the sum of $1.5 M.
Particulars of the charge are that on Wednesday, September 10, 2014 at Lamaha Street, Newtown-Kitty, Georgetown, he allegedly drove motor car PKK 5501 in a manner that was dangerous to the public thereby causing the death of Hunte.