Rudolph London yesterday pleaded guilty to killing his former partner, Shaunell Warrick, after being read a charge of manslaughter before Justice Franklyn Holder at the High Court.
London, who is scheduled to be sentenced on March 26 in order to facilitate the presentation of a probation report, was originally charged with Warrick’s murder.
However, his attorney, Adrian Thompson, indicated to the court yesterday that his client would be pleading guilty to the lesser count of manslaughter.
In a barely audible tone, London accepted that on January 31, 2011, he killed Warrick.
Thompson was granted a request for the presentation of a probation report before sentencing.
The state is represented by prosecutors Teshana Lake, Orintha Schmidt and Shawnette Austin.
London, of 109 Best Village, West Coast Demerara, had been accused of severely beating Warrick, who died a month later in hospital.
London had been her on-and-off partner.
Relatives had said that Warrick, 39, formerly of 3471 Stevedore Housing Scheme, had sustained injuries as a result of the beating with a cutlass on New Year’s Day, in 2011.
A mother of two and a teacher at the East Street Nursery School, she was attacked at the man’s home at Best Village.
She suffered a fractured skull and succumbed on January 31 at the Georgetown Public Hospital.
Initially, London was charged with attempted murder but the charge was withdrawn and the substantive charge of murder was instituted after Warrick died.