The 29-year-old man who pleaded guilty earlier this month to the 2013 stabbing of a 4-year-old at Buck Hill, Wismar, Linden was today sentenced to life in prison with a chance of parole after serving 30 calendar years.
The sentence was handed down by Justice Nareshwar Harnanan at the Demerara High Court.
Moments before his sentence was announced, 29-year-old Rawle Samuels broke down on the stands and begged the court for mercy, citing that he had two children.
In February of 2013, 4-year-old Jamal Nedd was stabbed to death by Samuels following an altercation that he had with the child’s aunt, Felicia Tello.
According to reports, the lad’s mother had left him in the care of Samuels, with whom she shared a relationship.
During the altercation, the boy’s aunt ran out of the house as Samuels came charging behind her with a knife in his hand.
As the woman was fleeing, the young boy shouted for her to run and it was then that the man stabbed the youth five times, reportedly leaving the knife in his back.
The 4-year-old died before reaching the hospital.