Confessed killer sentenced to 30 years in prison

Seon Singh called ‘Paul’

SEON Singh called ‘Paul’, was, on Thursday, July 18, 2019, sentenced to serve 30 years behind bars after he confessed to the 2012 gruesome killing of his reputed wife, whom he stabbed 10 times.

The sentencing was handed down by Justice James Bovell-Drakes at the Demerara High Court for the offence of manslaughter.

Singh was initially charged with murder, but threw himself at the mercy of the court and pleaded guilty to the lesser count of manslaughter.

Singh admitted to 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 was represented by attorney-at-law, Maxwell McKay, while the state was represented by Sarah Martin and Tiffani Lyken.

Sugrim’s mother, in a probation report, read in court on Thursday, explained that Singh was always jealous of her daughter and would frequently abuse her.

Due to the abuse, the mother explained that she had pleaded with both parties to separate but Singh would threaten her daughter.

Singh explained that he was haunted by the memories of his reputed wife and was sorry for his actions.

“There is an old saying that when you think about things, you dream them” the convicted killer revealed to the court as he explained that he would dream about seeing her again.

The man noted that while on remand for his crimes he endured the 2016 and 2017 fire at Camp Street Prison.

Justice Bovell-Drakes, while reviewing the evidence of the case explained that the victim was stabbed 10 times and said to Singh “The number of injuries you inflicted to your partner made me cringe.”

“This is someone you love, someone you admire and at that moment you lost it!” The judge stressed.

The confessed killer was sentenced to 30 years imprisonment, which the Judge advised him to use the time to turn over a new leaf.

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 behavior, that her sister would usually keep her gate chained and locked.