Updated: May 27
A 28-year-old man was today handed three death sentences for the 2016 murders of 37-year-old rice farmer Pawan Chandradeo, his 15-year-old son, Jaikarran Chandradeo, and his brother-in-law Naresh Rooplall.
Tameshwar Jagmohan was found unanimously guilty on three counts of murder following a trial before Justice Sandil Kissoon at the High Court in Berbice.
The two men and teen boy were murdered between January 20 and 21, 2016 at Mibicuri Creek, Black Bush Polder.
Jairam Chaitram was also charged with the murder and has since pleaded guilty to the murder charges.
Chaitram’s father, Carlton Chaitram, also known as ‘Lie Man’; and Rakesh Karamchand, called ‘Go-To-Front’- all of Berbice, who was also charged with the murders, pleaded guilty to the lesser count of manslaughter.
Carlton Chaitram and Karamchand will be sentenced on February 17.
The bodies of two men and the teen boy, bearing gunshot wounds, were discovered on July 21, 2016, at Mibicuri Creek, Black Bush Polder. It was reported that they were murdered after they caught Jagmohan, Carlton, Chaitram, and Karamchand stealing fuel from a businessman.
Police had said that Chandradeo and his son were shot to their heads while Rooplall was shot to his neck. Despite the jury’s verdict, Jagmohan maintained his innocence.