Convicted killer Ryan Omar Samuel was left still awaiting sentencing for a 2014 shooting death.
The St Lucy resident was found guilty of manslaughter by majority verdict for the April 26, 2014 shooting of Charlie Dume. The 35-year-old died at Coyote’s Den Bar on the corner of Nelson and Wellington Streets.
Dume’s body had seven entry wounds and five exit wounds which were consistent with gunshot injuries. His death was due to multiple organ failures and haemorrhagic shock due to multiple gunshot wounds, the trial court heard.
When the manslayers’ case came up before Supreme Court No. 2, the sentencing judge Justice Randall Worrell requested submissions from Deputy Director of Public Prosecutions Alliston Seale and defence attorney Mohia Ma’at on the trial and conviction of brothers Stuart Kenny MacMillian and Scott Colby Richardson Harewood who were sentenced to 35 and 38 years behind bars respectively for the June 3, 2014 killing of Derek Hunte.
The two had pleaded guilty to the non-capital murder of Hunte, formerly of Lynches, St Philip.
When Justice Pamela Beckles sentenced them, she took into consideration the time that the two had already spent on remand and their guilty pleas. After time served was credited, Stuart had 6,068 days or just over 16 years remaining to serve on his sentence while his younger brother Scott had 7,247 days or just over 19 years to spend at Her Majesty’s Prison Dodds.
Justice Worrell requested that Seale and Ma’at address him on Samuel’s case given he had been found guilty of manslaughter by a jury trial and the Harewoods had pleaded guilty to non-capital murder. The request also came against the background of the fact that the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions had filed a reference case on the brothers’ convictions.
The attorneys are scheduled to reappear before Justice Worrell on Wednesday to address the court on the matter ahead of Samuel’s sentencing.