TWO of the three men who are currently serving 50-year sentences for the 2011 gruesome murder of 72-year-old Clementine Fiedtkou-Parris, have now moved to the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) to appeal their conviction and sentences.
In 2015, Orwin and Cleon Hinds of Mocha, East Bank Demerara (EBD); Kevin October of Agricola, EBD, and Roy Jacobs of Evans Street, Charlestown, Georgetown, were sentenced to 81 years’ imprisonment by Justice Navindra Singh after a jury found them guilty of the crime.
The men subsequently filed an appeal at the Court of Appeal challenging their conviction and sentences. In 2021, October died in prison while the appeal was being heard.
Four months later, the Court of Appeal upheld the men’s conviction but reduced their sentences to 50 years.
Dissatisfied with the outcome, Orwin and Cleon recently filed an appeal in the CCJ seeking to overturn the Court of Appeal’s decision. It is unclear if Jacobs will be filing an appeal.
The case will be heard in the Trinidad-based court on October 11.
The Guyana Chronicle had reported that the four men murdered Fiedtkou-Parris pursuant to an arrangement, whereby money was to be passed from one person to another.
On the evening of June 30, 2011, two men went to Fiedtkou-Parris’ Robb Street, Georgetown house and asked for ‘Auntie,’ a name by which she was called.
They were directed up a sidestep and as Fiedtkou-Parris emerged from her bedroom, one of the men pulled out a gun and shot her several times to the upper part of her body.
The men then escaped into a waiting car while the injured woman was rushed to the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation where she was pronounced dead on arrival.