Accused in 2016 killing of Sophia woman admits to manslaughter
Ranachal Singh, one of the two accused in the death of Sophia woman, Simone Hackett, whose lifeless body was pulled from a trench in 2016, is now awaiting his sentencing after pleading to the lesser charge of manslaughter.
Singh, a 37-year-old taxi driver, and his co-accused Clevaughn Hamilton, also known as ‘Quarters,’ was hauled before High Court Judge Sandil Kissoon on Thursday morning.
The 37-year-old taxi driver was remanded to prison until September 26 for sentencing. Hamilton, who is Hackett’s child’s father professed his innocence, and a 12-member jury was empanelled.
Based on media reports, Hackett, a mother of one, left her ‘C’ Field Sophia home on April 16, 2016, to collect a package for her son’s birthday, which was the next day, but she never made it home back.
Three days later, the woman’s body was discovered in a decomposed state in a trench between Third and Fourth Streets, Cummings Lodge, Greater Georgetown.