‘I’m sorry’ -Ramotar expresses regret for pardon of child killer

Former President Donald Ramotar says he is sorry for his decision to pardon child killer Ravindra Deo and although he knows it might not be enough to extinguish the hurt the child’s parents feel, he regrets not consulting with them before his decision.

 

“I am so sorry…maybe if I had spoken to the parents earlier I don’t think I would have,” Ramotar told Stabroek News in an exclusive interview yesterday.

“What motivated me was the case put up for Deo. I had read the Chief Justice’s ruling on the matter when he said that the sentence should not have been murder but the lesser manslaughter and at the time he (Deo) had spent what would have been the time for manslaughter. I had also met with ….