GUYANA. THREE BROTHERS SENTENCED TO DEATH
May 11, 2007: three brothers were sentenced to death for the kidnap, rape and murder of a 32-year-old woman after they were found guilty at the High Court in New Amsterdam before Justice Dawn Gregory-Barnes.
The murder of Achama Madramootoo occurred between September 13 and 14, 2003. The prosecution's case, which was presented by Leron Daly, was that Patrick 'Papa' Ramnauth, 38, Marvin Ramnauth, 20 and Allan 'Ole' Ramnauth along with another person who was armed with a gun and a cutlass entered the woman's home by removing some boards.
They abducted the woman, dragged her into the back dam and drowned her. She was later found dead in a trench close to the Kildonan cemetery. A caution statement by Allan Ramnauth said that they were drinking when a man by the name of 'Johnny' pointed a gun at them and told them to go to the woman's home and call her out. He said she did not respond and the man then told them to break down the wall and they did so with the help of the man.
By then Allan said the woman had opened the door and they dragged her downstairs and headed towards the back dam. While taking her to the back dam he said the man stopped three times and "made love" to the woman and there was a confrontation between the two.
He said after the last stop the man ordered the woman to walk into the trench and pushed her head down into the water. Allan said he threatened them and told them not to say anything. (Sources: Starbroek News, 15/05/2007)