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“Tallman” gets 12 years imprisonment for killing Bourda Market vendor

Updated: May 27, 2022


George Paton, (left) and the late Troy Ramalho

A taxi driver was today sentenced to 12 years behind bars after he confessed his involvement in the killing of Bourda Market vendor Troy Ramalho.

George Paton, called “Tallman,” formerly of “BB” Eccles, East Bank Demerara (EBD), was arraigned for murder before Justice Simone Morris-Ramlall at the Demerara High Court.

He opted to plead guilty to the lesser count of manslaughter, thereby admitting that he unlawfully killed Ramalho on August 15, 2018, at Robb Street, Bourda.

His co-accused, Roy Sandiford and Akeem Morris, called “Dig Out,” are on remand awaiting the commencement of their High Court trial.


Reports are that Ramalho, of North Road, Lacytown, Georgetown, was shot around 23:00hrs on the day in question after he put up a fight during a robbery.


The 45-year-old vendor, who was well known for selling cheese and eggs in front of a store on Robb Street, near Bourda Street, was plying his trade when the three bandits, one armed with a gun, ambushed him.


Days later, police arrested Paton, who confessed to being the getaway driver.


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