Youth faces sen­tenc­ing for killing in-law over jokes

Stabroek News - - REGIONAL NEWS -

Trudy Sa­muels, who was charged with the fa­tal stab­bing of an in-law over jokes he did not like, yes­ter­day pleaded guilty to a charge of man­slaugh­ter.

Sa­muels, who ap­peared be­fore Jus­tice Brass­ing­ton Reynolds at the High Court in Ge­orge­town, ac­cepted that on Fe­bru­ary 22 of last year, he un­law­fully killed his cousin-in-law, Joseph Jaun­doo, also known as ‘Teddy.’

He ear­lier de­nied a mur­der charge that was laid against him, but ad­mit­ted guilt to un­law­fully killing Jaun­doo at Santa Mis­sion, Ka­muni Creek.

Sa­muels was 22-years-old at the time of the killing.

The state’s case is that the men were drink­ing al­co­hol at a ‘wake’ house’ in the com­mu­nity, where jokes were re­port­edly made. The jokes were not taken lightly by Sa­muels, and there was an al­ter­ca­tion between the two men.

Per­sons parted them, Jaun­doo pro­ceeded home.

How­ever, Sa­muels, who was armed with a knife, sub­se­quently fol­lowed Jaun­doo home and stabbed him sev­eral times.

The 42-year-old Jaun­doo was pro­nounced dead by the time he was rushed af­ter which to the hospi­tal.

Sa­muels is to be sen­tenced on Oc­to­ber 26, pend­ing the pre­sen­ta­tion of a pro­ba­tion re­port.

Pros­e­cu­tor Shawnettte Austin, in as­so­ci­a­tion with Lisa Cave and Tiffini Lyken, is rep­re­sent­ing the state in the case.

Joseph Jaun­doo

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