19-year-old male on Wednesday admitted to the 2019 killing of two men
at the Sunsplash Holiday Beach Resort, located at #63 Village, Corentyne Berbice.
Though now an adult, because he was charged as a juvenile in accordance with the Juvenile Justice Act, the identity of the accused is protected.
He was arraigned before Justice Simone Morris-Ramlall at the Berbice High Court for the capital offence of murder.
However, he pleaded guilty to the lesser count of manslaughter and admitted that between December 19- 27, 2019 he unlawfully killed 71-year-old Vivekanand Narpatty and his employee Harry Persaud called “Guana.”
The court heard that the defendant was 16 at the time. Sentencing was adjourned until May 24.
The State is represented by prosecutor Muntaz Ali.
The badly decomposed bodies of Narpatty and Persaud were discovered on December 27, 2019, at the Sunsplash Holiday Beach Resort.
Ranks from the Major Crimes Unit of the Guyana Police Force made a breakthrough in the case after they arrested several persons.
The News Room had previously reported that Narpatty was on vacation in Guyana and was staying at the resort, which he once operated. The business was no longer functioning, and his relatives said it was his intention to renovate the facility.
Police revealed that Narpatty was found dead with two toes from his left foot severed; one was seen next to his body and the other was not located.
Narpatty was wearing a red t-shirt and a pair of brown short pants.
Persaud was found 15 feet away from Narpatty’s body. Both hands were tied behind the back and onto a post in the balcony; the right foot was also bounded to the said post with a rope. The left foot was completely severed from the ankle.
The body was facing downward; he was clad in a short brown pants only.
Police found blood spattered on the wall and floor of the southeastern bedroom which was occupied by Narpatty. Both bodies were in a highly decomposed state.