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Man pleads guilty of killing ‘Chicken’

Hemraj Bramdeo

Fifty-two-year-old Hemraj Bramdeo, called ‘Rickey Scrawley,’ on Monday pleaded guilty to the unlawful killing of 25-year-old Dellon Bradford, called ‘Chicken,’ on Phagwah Day in 2016.

Bramdeo, who appeared before Justice Simone Morris-Ramlall at the High Court, admitted that he unlawfully killed Bradford on March 23, 2016, at Patentia, West Bank Demerara (WBD). The Judge has set December 12, 2022, for sentencing.

Media reports are that Bradford had broken into a woman’s home at Lot 1 Skull City, Patentia, and took $200,000 in cash and other items on the day in question.

The woman had reportedly come home and caught Bradford in the act, and a scuffle had ensued, during which he was stabbed multiple times.

The injured Bradford was taken to the West Demerara Regional Hospital but was transferred to the Georgetown Public Hospital, where he died.

An autopsy revealed that Bradford was stabbed six times, and his death had been due to kidney failure, spinal damage, and brain injuries.

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