Rick Sewcharran, who was charged with the unlawful killing of his girlfriend, Sasia Adams, has requested to make an oral statement after a city court found that a case was made out against him.
Sewcharran learnt yesterday from Chief Magis-trate Ann McLennan in Georgetown that a prima facie case was made out against him for manslaughter.
The magistrate’s announcement came days after Sewcharran’s attorney, Sanjeev Datadin, made a no-case submission on his behalf.
After announcing that a case was made out against him, the Chief Magistrate asked Sewcharran if he wished to say anything and, with guidance from an attorney who was holding for Datadin, he stated no. The Chief Magistrate then asked whether he would be calling any witnesses, to which he responded yes. However, when the attorney was asked by the court for the names of the witnesses, he was unable to furnish them. A request was then made by the attorney for time to speak with the defendant.
Sometime later Datadin arrived in the courtroom and informed the court that his client would be making a statement and that he would be calling no witnesses. The accused later confirmed same.
Datadin then requested a date for his client to do so. The matter was subsequently adjourned until February 18th.
Sewcharran was charged in June, 2018, with unlawfully killing Adams on June 10th, 2018 at Lamaha Street, Georgetown.