June 25, 2021

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Appeal Court cuts life sentence to 12 years for convict who was 16 at time of killing

Finding a life sentence against Deosarran Bisnauth to have been severe, the Guyana Court of Appeal yesterday instead imposed a 12-year sentence on the man who was convicted of manslaughter back in 2017.

In a ruling delivered by acting Chancellor Yonette Cummings-Edwards, the appellate court said it found that no consideration had been given by the trial judge to the fact that Bisnauth was only 16-years-old when he committed the crime.

She said that as a juvenile, this fact ought to have been considered by the trial judge as a mitigating factor.

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