Four men- Kevin October, Roy Jacobs and Orwin and Cleon Hinds who are each serving 81 years’ imprisonment for the June 30, 2011 murder of Clementine Fiedtkou-Parris, the 72-year-old woman who was gunned down at her Robb Street, Georgetown home, are now asking the Court of Appeal to set aside their conviction and sentence.
During a Case Management Conference (CMC) on Thursday, the Court of Appeal fixed rigid timelines for the filing of submissions in the case.
The court will commence hearing arguments in the matter on Thursday, March 11, 2021. Attorney-at-Law George Thomas is appearing for Orwin Hinds, while Attorney-at-Law Adrian Thompson has been retained by Kevin October and Cleon Hinds.
Roy Jacobs is being represented by Attorney-at-Law Dexter Todd. Assistant Director of Public Prosecutions Teshana Lake is appearing on behalf of the State. This appeal will be heard by Chancellor of the Judiciary Justice Yonette Cummings-Edwards and Justices of Appeal and Dawn Gregory and Rishi Persaud
The charge against the four men stated that on the day in question, they murdered Fiedtkou-Parris, under an agreement whereby money was intended to pass from one person to another.
Based on reports, two men, one of whom was armed with a gun went to the woman’s home and requested to speak with her. When the elderly woman emerged from her bedroom, she was shot several times about the body. Her killers then escaped in a waiting motorcar.
Fiedtkou-Parris was rushed to the Georgetown Hospital Corporation where she was pronounced dead on arrival. It is believed that the woman was killed over a property dispute.
In 2015, the four men were indicted for the woman’s murder before Justice Navindra Singh at the High Court in Demerara.
After the trial which lasted for several days, the men were found guilty of the crime by a 12-member jury. The Judge sentenced them to 81 years’ imprisonment each and ordered that they must serve a minimum of 45 years in prison before they are eligible for parole.