Nut Centre owner facing sentence for public terror
-after shooting at mother-in-law’s house
John Rudolph Singh, an owner of the Guyana Variety Store and Nut Centre, is now a remanded prisoner awaiting sentencing after he admitted to shooting off his licensed gun while trying to get his wife and their three children to leave with him.
Singh, of 38 Cummings Street, Georgetown, who said he is called “Superman” and “Dog” by friends, appeared before city magistrate Ann McLennan and pleaded guilty to a charge of causing public terror.
According to the charge, he wantonly discharged a loaded firearm with intend to cause terror on August 11th, at Chateau Margot, East Coast Demerara.
Prosecutor Deniro Jones told the court that because of problems in the relationship, Singh’s wife, Cynthia, left with their children and travelled to her mother’s house. He said that Singh later travelled to his mother-in-law’s house and demanded that his wife and children leave with him but they became afraid and locked themselves in at the premises. Singh then discharged several rounds from his 9mm pistol to the lock on the gate and several in the air.