Following a two-hour deliberation, a 12-member jury found Samuel Stewart called “Sammy,” not guilty of murder but guilty of the manslaughter of 25-year-old Partick Raynol, called “Boy,” of Limlair Village, East Berbice Corentyne.
Stewart, formerly of Salton Village, also on the Corentyne, was on trial before Justice Simone Morris–Ramlall at the High Court in Berbice.
Stewart admitted that on June 16, 2019, at Limlair Village, he unlawfully killed the 25-year-old man.
Following his conviction, the judge ordered a probation report, which is expected to be presented on June 16, 2022, before a ruling is handed down.
According to media reports, at about 23:00h on the day in question, Stewart and Raynol’s cousin were involved in a dispute.
In the height of the exchange, Raynol intervened but received a stab to the chest by Stewart, who was armed with a knife. The injured man attempted to run but only made it a short distance before collapsing on a heap of sand.