R v Pool (CO1/2016) [2016] SCSC 461 (30 June 2016);

IN THE SUPREME COURT OF SEYCHELLES

Criminal Side: 1/2016

 

[2016] SCSC 461

 

 

THE REPUBLIC

 

 

versus

 

 

GULIO MARCUS POOL

Accused

 

 

Heard:                         30 June 2016

Counsel:                      Mr Chinasamy for the Republic

                                    Ms Gill for the Accused

Delivered:                   30 June 2016


SENTENCE


 

 

Akiiki-Kiiza J

 

[1]               The Accused was pleaded guilty to the amended charge thus saving the Court’s most valuable time and resources. This under the law goes as benefit in reducing and determining the type of punishment and Sentencing to be imposed on him.

[2]               He is said to be a young man in his early 20’s and with elderly parents. He also appears to be a breadwinner in the family. He is repentant and remorseful.

[3]               The background of the case is rather tragic but it appears that both sides have agreed to forget what happened and forge a path of forgiveness and reconciliation.

[4]               Putting everything into consideration especially the fact that both parents of the victims have forgiven the Accused, I would also impose a Sentence to reflect this attitude.

[5]               All-in-all I impose a fine of SR 10,000 or a term of 3 months imprisonment in default. I however, warn the Accused person to be careful while driving in Future.

[6]               Order Accordingly.

 

 

Signed, dated and delivered at Ile du Port on 4 July 2016

 

D. Akiiki-Kiiza

Judge of the Supreme Court