[www.inewsguyana.com] – Bishnarine Persaud, the owner of Sanjay’s Jewelley was on Friday sentenced to 58 months imprisonment after he was found guilty of causing death by dangerous driving.
Persaud was convicted of killing Leon Hunte on Lamaha Street, Georgetown around mid-night on September 10.
City Magistrate Judy Latchman in her ruling said she was convinced there was compelling evidence that Persaud was guilty of the offence.
Defence Attorney Glenn Hanoman informed the Court that his client intends to appeal the Magistrat’s ruling and subsequently made an application for bail pending that appeal.
However that application was denied by the Magistrate.
Persaud had pleaded not guilty to the charge on his first court appearance and was granted bail $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.