Hard-block maker murder case is expected to begin in High Court
Kaieteur News – A 12-member mixed jury has been empowered before Justice Navindra Singh for the case of Beverly Persaud and the man she allegedly hired to kill her husband, Nathan Persaud, on September 10, 2015.
Beverly Persaud, formerly of Lot 56 Diamond New Scheme, East Bank Demerara and Oswald Junior Yaw, also known as Leow, of East Ruimveldt, Georgetown, are accused of killing block maker Nathan Persaud.
The killing allegedly resulted from an agreement that saw Beverly Persaud promise Yaw money, as an incentive for him to consider causing her husband’s death.
Both committed to stand trial at Georgetown High Court in 2017. Back then, City Magistrate Judy Latchman had noted that the two accused murderers had associated themselves in committing the crime.
According to reports, Nathan Persaud was found lying upside down in the living room of his Lot 66 Herstelling home, Demerara’s East Bank home. His body bore a stab wound to his chest and the back of his head was passed inward.
Police recovered a hammer, two knives and a piece of rock, all with blood stains from the crime scene.
Beverly Persaud was arrested and questioned by police hours after her husband was killed. She allegedly confessed to plotting the plot to end the life of her estranged spouse, who allegedly hired Yaw and pledged him $ 1.7M.
After the father of four was killed, a strange man, believed to be now Yaw, was reported to be leaving his yard.
Beverly and her husband had been separated for some time before his death. It is alleged that the killing may have resulted from a property dispute between the couple who engaged the courts.