Guyana: Two Confess To Murders Of Elderly Women

(NEWS ROOM GUYANA) — Two men on Tuesday confessed to the murders of Constance Fraser, 89, and Phylis Caesar, 77, who were found dead on October 3, 2017, at their South Road and Albert Street home in Georgetown.

Imran Khan also known as ‘Christopher Khan’ and ‘Paul Chris’, 27 and Steven Andrews, 28, appeared before High Court Judge Justice Sandil Kissoon charged with two counts of murder but they opted to plead guilty to the lesser count of manslaughter.

The men confessed that between October 2-3, 2017 at Lot 243 South Road and Albert Street home, they murdered the women during the course of a robbery.

Attorney-at-law Keoma Griffith represented the duo while the State was represented by prosecutor Abigail Gibbs.

The State’s case is that the two elderly women lived alone and that Khan and Andrews broke into the house where they bound and gagged them. The men ransacked the home for money and valuables.

During the course of the home invasion, the men strangled the women and escaped.

On October 3, 2017, Fraser and Caesar’s lifeless bodies were discovered by members of their South Road Full Gospel Assembly church.

Autopsies performed by government pathologist Dr Nehaul Singh revealed that they both died as a result of asphyxiation due to suffocation and manual strangulation, compounded by trauma to the head

Justice Kissoon adjourned the matter for October 24, 2019, for probation report and sentencing.