Duo moves to Appeal Court to have conviction and sentence overturned

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TWO men, who are currently serving a 75-year sentence for the 2013 murder of Enterprise businessman, Kumar Mohabir, have moved to the Appeal Court to have their conviction and sentencing overturned.

In 2015, Devon Thomas, 22, and Randy Isaacs, 26, were found guilty by a 12-member jury for the murder of Mohabir on February 23, 2013, (Mash Day) at Vlissengen Road, Georgetown.

The sentence was handed down by Justice Navindra Singh at the Demerara High Court.
In their application for appeal, the duo is contending that the trial judge erred in law in imposing on them such an unduly severe sentence.

Another ground stated that the trial judge erred in law by usurping the discretion given to the Parole Board when he stated, in his sentencing of the appellants, when they would be eligible for parole.

According to reports, on February 23, 2013, the Mohabir family were enjoying the Mashramani festivities at Vlissengen Road, when a gang of youths attacked Kumar Mohabir and killed him, under the pretext that he had “mashed” the feet of one of them.
Navendra Mohabir went to his brother’s rescue and was viciously attacked and suffered five serious incised wounds to his right hand

Police investigations that followed led to the two accused being arrested and charged with murder.