Sahab Jamshidi is a free man.
The Canadian national, who was charged in connection with the drowning death of four-year-old Terrel ‘TJ Elibox in early 2015, was today, as part of his sentencing in the High Court, was ordered to pay $75,000 in compensation to the estate of the deceased or serve three years in jail till paid.
Jamshidi has reportedly paid the sum and is scheduled to leave St. Lucia today or tomorrow.
According to reports, Jowella Roserie, the mother of TJ, said she is pleased with the outcome of the case.
The former medical student pleaded guilty to causing death by recklessness or gross negligence in the High Court on Tuesday, January 24, 2017 – 14 months after he pleaded not guilty during his arraignment.
His sentencing was put off twice before today to allow submissions by defense and State lawyers.
Prosecutors had accuse Sahab of carrying Elibox into the sea on a kiteboard in February 22 2015, without the consent of his guardians, and caused his death.
Sahab’s defense said he was kitesurfing with friends when he spotted Elibox in the water and called for help.
The Canadian was formally charged after the boy’s body was discovered two days later.