Row over woman ends with murder conviction

first_imgConvicted:Junior Anthony HenryDead: Michael HamiltonTwenty-seven-year-old Junior Anthony Henry also called “Oswald” was convicted of murder on Friday by a 12-member mixed jury in the courtroom of Justice James Bovell-Drakes at the Demerara High Court. The unanimous guilty verdict was delivered after some two hours of deliberation.However, Henry’s sentencing was deferred to May 31, 2019, to facilitate the preparation and presentation of a probation report, which was requested by Defence Attorney Lyndon Amsterdam. The State’s case was presented by Prosecutors Tiffani Lyken and Sarah Martin.The murder trial commenced before Justice Drakes early in April where the accused pleaded not guilty to the murder charge. The charge detailed that on October 7, 2013, at Sparendaam Squatting Area, East Coast Demerara, he murdered 22-year-old Michael Hamilton of Lot 128 Sparendaam Housing Scheme, ECD.According to reports, at about 17:30h on October 7, 2013, the now dead man was shot and killed by Henry. The killing was the result of an ongoing feud regarding a female, who is said to be the accused’s girlfriend. Police investigations revealed that Hamilton’s sister witnessed her brother being shot in the chest by Henry, who was being chased by the now dead man. After committing the act, Henry made good his escape but was later apprehended by the police.Hamilton was rushed to the Georgetown Public Hospital where he was pronounced dead on arrival.last_img

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