Appearing before the Westmoreland Circuit Court on Monday, reggae songbird Sevana entered a guilty plea to one count of causing death by dangerous driving.
The songstress, currently out on J$400,000 bail with no conditions, will know her fate on November 17, when she returns to court for sentencing. She faces a maximum of five years in prison.
The 30-year-old singer, whose given name Anna-Share Blake appeared before Justice Courtney Daye, where her trial was slated to begin. Sevana’s attorney, Everton Deward, indicated that she intended to enter a guilty plea for the May 2021 tragedy; therefore, the proceedings ceased.
Sevana’s legal woes stemmed from an incident in May 2021; just one week after obtaining her driver’s licence on May 17, she was involved in a collision that resulted in the death of a female motorist.
According to the police, Sevana was driving a Honda City along the Scotts Cove main road in Whitehouse, Westmoreland, when it collided with a Honda Fit travelling in the opposite direction.
Ordia Cordiel, travelling in the Honda Fit, sustained severe injuries and was admitted to the Black River Hospital. She succumbed to her injuries on May 30.