Sunita, 29, divorced her husband and had gone to live with Abraham, 46, who was a foreign used car dealer. The State led evidence that five minutes after Abraham and Sunita returned to their Avocat Village home on October 15, 2006, they were both shot dead.
Sunita’s daughter, 11, who was at home at the time, was unharmed.
The State called 27 witnesses, one of whom testified that he lived upstairs the house and heard a loud noise and then heard Sunta’s screams.
Hours later, officers led by Sgt Peter Ramdeen, arrested ex-husband Ramlochan at his home. Persad was arrested days later.
The jury retired for less than an hour before returning guilty verdicts. As Justice Holdip passed the death sentence on both men, their female relatives who sat in the public gallery began to weep.
Basdeo Ramlochan, left, and Siewkumar Chankar Persad