Judge orders psychiatric evaluation of murder accused

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‘Seon Singh called ‘Paul’

JUSTICE James Bovell-Drakes has ordered that a psychiatric evaluation be done on Seon Singh called ‘Paul’, who is to stand trial at the High Court for the 2012 murder of his reputed wife.

Singh is accused of killing his reputed wife, Indranie Sugrim, also known as Indra on November 25, 2012 at Lot 502 Ninth Field, Cummings Lodge, East Coast Demerara. He had pleaded not guilty to the charge.
The defendant’s attorney, Maxwell McKay, had made an application for Singh to be evaluated, which was granted by Justice Bovell-Drakes. The matter is adjourned until April 23, 2019.

According to reports, on November 25, 2012, Singh allegedly entered the home of Sugrim with a knife and began to assault her, resulting in her death. Reports are that persons in the area, including Sugrim’s sister, heard her screams for help but failed to go to her rescue.

Sugrim’s sister had told the Guyana Chronicle that prior to her sister’s death, the couple was seeing each other for the past five years and those five years were marred with arguments and fights. She had said that Singh was always abusive to her sister and pointed out that it was because of his behaviour, that her sister would usually keep her gate chained and locked.