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Woman to stand trial for unlawfully killing older lover

L-R: Radha Sukwah and Deonarine

A woman was on Monday committed to stand trial at the High Court in Essequibo by Magistrate Esther Sam for the unlawful killing of her elderly lover.

The Preliminary Inquiry (PI) into the manslaughter charge against Radha Sukwah was conducted at the Charity Magistrate’s Court.

The charge alleged that Sukwah, on August 3, 2018, at Grant Maria’s Delight, Lower Pomeroon River, unlawfully killed 73-year-old Deonarine, called ‘Russian.’

She is being represented by Attorney-at-Law Motie Singh, while the case was prosecuted by Attorney-at-Law Bernard DaSilva.

The alleged killer remains on $400,000 bail pending the hearing and determination of her trial.

According to media reports, at about 20:00h on the day in question, Sukwah and her partner had a heated argument after he accused her of infidelity.

The woman had told Police that Deonarine pulled a knife on her as they scuffled. She said that he also had a gun, and during the scuffle, she pulled the trigger, shooting him in the abdomen. The 73-year-old man died on his way to the Oscar Joseph Hospital at Charity.


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