Baby killer allowed to stay in Canada: Judge orders new hearing for deportation
Barry Artiste Op/Ed
Wow, What a Bargain, Who knew a Baby's life was only worth 50 months in jail? This Murderer got a slap on the wrist for this horrific crime for the brutal killing of his newborn son of 6 months.
Only in Canada, Only in Canada. But then this is Toronto we are talking about, where it seems anything goes, including Life! One would have thought Sterilization of the Murderer would have been a given! But then when a baby's life is only worth 50 months in jail, perhaps one day He will have a two for one plea bargain.
(Photo Inset) Ramnaresh Katwaru (L) leaves court at lunchbreak with his lawyer. Ramnaresh is accused of second degree murder in the death of his 6 month old son, Darshand.
(Greig Reekie/SUN MEDIA FILE PHOTO)
Baby killer allowed to stay in Canada Judge orders new hearing for deportation
By TOM GODFREY, SUN MEDIA
A Toronto man who brutally shook to death his six-month-old son has won a new hearing after a five-year battle to block his deportation to Guyana. Ramnaresh Katwaru, 33, of Tuxedo Crt., was jailed for 50 months in August 2002 for the death of his son Darshand, who died in February 1996 of a swollen brain. T
he 10-pound preemie struggled for life before passing away. Katwaru, who has undergone two manslaughter trials for the crime, has been fighting deportation from Canada since 2003.
He has filed two successful appeals to the Federal Court of Canada that have prevented him from being kicked out.
The court two weeks ago stalled another deportation bid after ruling an immigration enforcement officer didn't consider all the evidence in Katwaru's deportation, or if there was a threat against him when he's returned to Guyana.
"The enforcement officer failed to fully consider all the evidence ... including the applicant's fear of being at risk if returned to Guyana," Madame Justice Elizabeth Heneghan said in her Sept. 17 decision.