Ex-GDF officer jailed for 22 years

first_imgMurder accused: Marc AngoyMarc Angoy of Buzz Bee Dam, Craig, East Bank Demerara (EBD), was sentenced to 22 years’ imprisonment by Justice Navindra Singh after pleading to a lesser count of manslaughter.The 44-year-old was accused of killing 13-month-old Arianne Gill and feloniously wounding the child’s aunt, Ashley Wellington, on October 18, 2015, at Eastville Housing Scheme, East Coast Demerara (ECD).After his plea, he was sentenced to 14 years for the murder and another eight for the felonious wounding. The sentences will run concurrently.Angoy was represented by Attorney-at-Law Mark Conway while the State was represented by Prosecutors Tuanna Hardy, Abigail Gibbs and Teriq Mohammed.The shooting reportedly stemmed from a restraining order that was taken out against him by his former lover, Shelly Norton, after being a victim of physical abuse.It was reported that the former Guyana Defence Force member was previously charged, but later acquitted, for the murder of a man in 1998 at Twelve and a Half Miles Issano, Mazaruni, Region Seven.However, during his confession, Angoy reportedly told detectives that he was angry that the woman had filed the restraining order although he gave her everything she wanted to live a comfortable life.On the day in question, he reportedly went to Norton’s Annandale, ECD home with the intention of killing her. Armed with a gun and peering through a window, the suspect reportedly fired into the house.The bullets struck and killed 13-month-old Arianne Gill and wounded her 12-year-old aunt, Ashley Wellington.Dead: Arianne Gilllast_img read more

Families touched by Buncrana tragedy have become like family to us – RNLI manager

first_imgThe head of the RNLI rescue team who attended the Buncrana drowning tragedy has revealed that heartbroken relatives of those who died have now become like family to them.John McCarter, Operations Manager with the Lough Swilly RNLI, said both the James and McGrotty families have become strong supporters of their organisation.Mr McCarter was invited to pay a special tribute to all those involved in the rescue at the end of this week’s emotional inquest into the deaths of five members of the one family. Coroner Dr Denis McCauley said it was only fitting that the brave members of the voluntary team were allowed to speak.“I would like to offer my sincere condolences to Louise and members of the McGrotty family. We have come to know them and they have become loyal supporters of the Lough Swilly RNLI and part of that family,” said Mr McArter.He paid a special personal tribute to the 25 members of the RNLI crew who arrived on scene on the evening of March 20th, 2016.“The 25 crew members were on the pier most of the evening. My crew have been complimented and I would like to also pay tribute to their willingness to their service,” headed. Throughout the inquest at the Lake of Shadows Hotel, tributes were paid to the bravery and commitment of the local RNLI.RNLI diver John O’Raw told how he made 20 separate dives in murky visibility in a bid to find the bodies caught in the wreckage of the family’s Audi Q7 jeep.Others including RNLI volunteer Emmet Johnston recovered a body in the water and brought it brought it ashore and attempted to give the person CPR.Mr McCarter, said the awful day will remain with the wider community for a long time to come.“Every one of us will carry that incident with us for a very a long time,” he said. “I’m sure many people will be much more wary of the sea because of it.“The community is resilient at the same time; it does pick itself up and try to move on.”Families touched by Buncrana tragedy have become like family to us – RNLI manager was last modified: November 25th, 2017 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more