THE Court of Appeal is expected to hand down, soon, its judgement in the case of Rupert Brown called “Bird Man” who was sentenced to death by hanging in 2014 for the murder of his reputed wife, Seema Singh. Brown, with the aid of his attorney Mark Conway, had moved to the Appeal Court to have his conviction and sentencing overturned. On Thursday, during a zoom hearing, Chancellor (ag) of the Judiciary, Yonette Cummings-Edwards and Justices of Appeal Rishi Persaud and Dawn Gregory reserved their judgement in the case. A date has not been set as yet. On October 17, 2014, High Court Justice Brassington Reynolds had imposed the death sentence on Brown after a 12-member jury found him guilty of murdering Singh.
Singh, 30, formerly of Richmond Village, Essequibo Coast, was murdered on May 29, 2011, at the Helena Number One Village, Mahaica, East Coast Demerara home, where she went to visit her two children. It is alleged the Brown became enraged after Singh failed to return within a certain time and he went in search of her. Brown reportedly went to Helena Number One Village and met Singh. In a fit of rage, he stabbed Singh about her body with a sharp object.
The injured woman was rushed to the Georgetown Public Hospital where she later succumbed.