A Corentyne man who beat his wife to death in 2017 was sentenced to 16 years imprisonment.
Raywatram Mooloo, called ‘Adesh’ and ‘Cow Curry,’ of Lot 36 Number 58 Village, Corentyne, Berbice, was sentenced by Justice Navindra Singh in the Berbice High Court.
Earlier this year, Mooloo pleaded guilty to the lesser count of manslaughter, which stated that he unlawfully killed 37-year-old Gomattie Ramsingh on May 26, 2017.
As such, he was sentenced to 16 years behind bars, and the Judge ordered that the time he spent on pretrial be deducted. As such, he will serve 11 years.
The prosecution’s case is that Mooloo wanted money to buy rum and, as such, went into Ramsingh’s purse and took out some cash.
This caused the woman to hold onto him, and a fight ensued between them. Mooloo held onto the woman’s head and knocked it thrice on the verandah, after which he pulled her off the steps, causing her to tumble several times down the stairway.
He then picked up the 37-year-old woman and soaked her head in water before leaving to buy the alcohol. Upon his return, the two got into another, but this time, over a woman.
Mooloo’s wife began chucking him, but he pushed her back, resulting in her falling off the stairs and onto two concreate blocks in their yard.
Mooloo and another person then assisted his wife into bed. On May 26, 2017, she was taken to the Skeldon Public Hospital, where she was pronounced dead on arrival.