Accused gets 78 years for drowning spouse in trench

-tries to jump from High Court building

Kevin Verwayne, who was on trial for drowning his spouse in a trench at Houston, East Bank Demerara in 2011, attempted to jump off the second storey of the High Court building yesterday after he was found guilty of murder.

Verwayne, who was on trial before Justice Navindra Singh and a 12-member jury, was yesterday sentenced to 78 years in prison for the murder of Farida Ramdeen, after the jury returned the unanimous verdict following three hours of deliberations.

Defence counsel Melvin Duke pleaded with the judge to be lenient in delivering his sentence but Singh, who started the sentence at  …..To continue reading, login or subscribe now.



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