…to be sentenced on June 26Boxing night murder trialVishwantie Ragnauth and her reputed husband Nyron Thakurdyal, who were accused of murdering Ragnauth’s uncle, Sunil Ramsundar, at Patentia, West Bank Demerara (WBD), on December 26, 2014, were unanimously found guilty of the offence at the High Court on Friday.The duo stood in the courtroom of Justice Sandil Kissoon and had the unanimous verdict read to them.However, sentencing was deferred to June 26, following the presentation of a probation report requested by Attorney for the accused, Nigel Hughes.It was reported that on the fateful night at Patentia, WBD, Ramsundar was killed after he allegedly attempted to settle a dispute between his sister, niece and his niece’s reputed husband.According to Police reports in 2014, the incident occurred at about 22:00h where it was alleged that Ramsundar’s sister was being assaulted by her daughter Vishawantie and Vishawantie’s reputed husband, Thakurdyal.It was reported that the now dead man enquired from his sister the reason for her crying and upon learning that the couple had physically assaulted her, the man approached his niece for an explanation.However, this turned into a heated argument, during which Ramsundar was stabbed about his body. He was pronounced dead on arrival to the West Demerara Regional Hospital.The duo was later arrested and both slapped with the murder charge. During the trial, they continue to maintain their innocence thus giving unsworn statements to the Judge and jury on Tuesday last.Ragnauth, called “Shelly”, admitted that her uncle was indeed cursing her and that their fight got physical. She also admitted that her reputed husband, Nyron Thakurdyal, went to defend her after the late Sunil Ramsundar grabbed her.The accused related that she stopped a car with the intention of making a report at the Wales Police Station, while noting that she did not have a knife or a cellphone in her possession.Thakurdyal’s account of the event was similar as he claimed his reputed wife’s uncle fell to the ground after he restrained him from hitting Ragnauth. During his unsworn statement, the defendant expressed that after he saw Ramsundar holding his reputed wife, he went over and grabbed his hands.“I told him to let her go and when he let her go, he ended up falling towards the fence… we jump in the car and [Vishawantie] holler out to drive to the station,” he noted.“Next thing the Police told me go in the lockup… then a few days later, they brought this allegation of murder against me,” Thakurdyal, also called “One Eye” added.
LA CA?ADA – Only a half game separated the top three teams in the Rio Hondo League girls soccer standings, but La Ca?ada High School took a big step forward on Tuesday. The Spartans entered the afternoon tied with Monrovia, and South Pasadena trailed only a half-game behind. Not only can Monrovia clinch a tie for the league title with a victory, but since the two teams tied 1-1 in their first meeting, the Wildcats can earn the RHL’s head-to-head tiebreaker with a win, and the league’s top seed for the CIF-SS Division IV playoffs. The Spartans are also still fuming about blowing a 1-0 lead in the final seconds and having to settle for a 1-1 tie in their first meeting at Monrovia. “We’re glad we clinched the title, but playing for the No. 1 seed will give us all the motivation we need,” Bilowitz said. “We’re still angry about giving up a late goal the first time. If we don’t give up that goal in the final 20 seconds, we would have clinched the title outright already.” Millie Beebe and Rachel Ragusa both scored for the Spartans, and that pair had plenty of help from their teammates. Spartans defender Jenelle Rotenberg floated a 30-yard free kick that left Beebe free and clear after beating an offside trap, and she finished nicely for a 1-0 lead in the 25th minute. Early in the second half, the always-dangerous Nancy Avesyan slipped a pass to Beebe, who had another free run at Tigers goalkeeper Taylor Thurman. This time, Thurman was able to toe-poke Beebe’s shot to her left, but Ragusa was there for an easy put-back and 2-0 lead in the 47th minute. “I was happy with the goals because both were a nice piece of work,” Bilowitz said. “But for the most part, I thought we could have played better. “We were sending too many long balls and that’s not our game, we like to keep it on the ground. But you have to give South Pasadena a lot of credit for that, because they were physical and took us out of our game.” Even with the loss, South Pasadena (9-8-6, 5-2-2, 12 points) can do no worse than third place with a win in its finale on Thursday against Temple City. email@example.com (626) 962-8811, Ext. 4485 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! But the Spartans clinched at least a tie for the league title with a convincing 2-0 victory over visiting South Pasadena, while San Marino upset Monrovia, 1-0. While Spartans (12-4-3, 6-0-3, 15 points) coach Louie Bilowitz felt good about how everything unfolded, he cautioned that Thursday’s finale against Monrovia (10-5-3, 5-1-3, 13 points) is ultimately for the outright league title.