Murder accused found hanging in prison cell

A Corentyne Berbice man, who was committed to stand trial for murder in the High Court on December 13, 2010, was yesterday found hanging in his cell at the New Amsterdam Prison, the authorities said.

A press release issues by the Prisons Directorate said that inmate Deodat Sookhoo, 41,  “was found hanging in his cell in an apparent suicide in the Main Prison Block at the New Amsterdam Prison at approximately 15:45 hrs.” According to the prison administration, preliminary investigations have revealed that the prisoner,  …..To continue reading, login or subscribe now.



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