Patricia Sanasie executionafter the conclusion of the Preliminary Inquiry into the death of Patricia Sanasie, who was shot dead January last, Richard Stanton, the murder accused, was committed to stand trial in the High Court.He appeared at the Sparendaam Magistrate’s Court before Magistrate Zamilla Ally.Stanton was informed by Magistrate Ally that a prima facie case was made out against him to establish the offence of murder and, as such, he was to face a judge and jury at the next sitting of the Demerara Assizes inAccused: Richard StantonJuly.Stanton is facing charges, which state that on January 12, 2015 at 129 Atlantic Gardens, East Coast Demerara, he murdered Sanasie, a 43-year-old businesswoman.It is alleged that on the night in question, the woman, along with her daughter, returned home from church and she got out of her vehicle to open her gate when she was confronted by a lone gunman, who opened fire on her.Eyewitnesses told investigators that a “big built” man exited a silver Raum and discharged four rounds at the woman.According to reports, she was shot to her chest, abdomen, neck and groin. She was pronounced dead on arrivalMurdered: Patricia Sanasieat the Georgetown Public Hospital.Sanasie was the former Director of Studies of the Academy of Professional Studies.A similar attempt was made on her husband’s (Deonarine Sanasie’s) life just one year prior to her death, and she, along with her brother, Vishnu Persaud, was implicated.The daughter of the now deceased woman who was in the car and witnessed the shooting positively identified Stanton as the shooter; as such, he was arrested and charged.
In an effort to support orphaned children in Liberia, the All God’s Children School System-Liberia Charity Outreach (AGC), has donated assortments of food and non-food items to the Susie Guenter’s Children’s Welfare and Rehabilitation Center to help in caring for the orphanage home children.Making the donations over the weekend to the home, situated on the Robertsfield Highway, Deacon James G. Guanue, principal and acting country director of All God’s Children School System-Liberia, said his institution was established to meet the needs of children. His organization thought it wise to provide for the Susie’s family this time.According to him, the AGC is not focusing on big name institutions but rather on institutions and Liberian children that need such an initiative to ensure their livelihood and educational progress. “Our institution was established in 1997 to provide free education and counseling for child soldiers, abandoned children and orphans and so, AGC sees the need to continue helping underprivileged children. We are committed to the vision of supporting Liberian children.”He continued, “We hope that this donation will meet the needs of the little ones that are here and we pray that other humanitarian groups will follow the same process in supporting the children and making sure that they are properly cared for,” he said.He explained that despite the closure of all his three institutions, due to the Ebola virus across Liberia, his institution is serving the Liberia public through providing tuition-free education and counseling to the younger generation with support from Save the Children (USA).Mr. Guanue expressed thanks and appreciation to Save the Children, which continues to provide salaries and relief items for staff, students and parents, families of Ebola victims, including orphans.In remarks, the directress of the Susie Guenter’s Children’s Welfare and Rehabilitation Center, Edwina Z. Kamara, hailed the All God’s Children School System-Liberia Charity Outreach (AGC) for reaching out to the Susie family.“We are very thankful for what God’s children have brought for us. This is a blessing for the All God’s Children. These items will us for sometime,” she noted.She called on other Liberians to help support the children, stating that, “We need to support them because we do not know their future. Many of them might be good leaders for Liberia.”According to her, the closure of all institutions due the disease was a serious challenge in caring for the children,She explained that the institution does not have sponsors now but her late father had a dream of ensuring that the children will have sponsors to help in supporting these children and the institution taking care of them. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)