Old grievance killing lands miner in jail for 12 years

first_imgA father of two was on Wednesday sentenced to 12 years in prison by High Court Judge Justice Navindra Singh after he admitted to the lesser offence of manslaughter when he appeared at the Demerara High Court.Jailed: Mark CreameMark Creame faced the indictment which stated that on December 1, 2013, at 8 Miles, North West District, Region One (Barima-Waini), he killed 42-year-old Terry Henry also called “Terrence Henry”.The charge had stated that on December 1, 2013, Creame saw the victim at 8 Miles, North West District, where he was imbibing and confronted the now dead man over an old grievance.The court heard that the accused, who was a miner at the time, later armed himself with a cutlass and dealt Henry several chops about his body. The victim was rushed to the hospital but later succumbed to his injuries.In a plea of mitigation, Attorney Mark Conway informed the court that whilst in prison his client has been involved in a tailoring course as well as attending regular church services.The State’s case was presented by Prosecutors Teriq Mohamed, Tuanna Hardy and Abigail Gibbs.Justice Singh, before handing down the sentence reiterated that the steady consumption of alcohol is causing numerous persons to lose their lives especially in the hinterland region of Guyana. He advised Creame to avoid such practices when he completes his sentence.Justice Singh also ordered that the prison authorities deduct the time the accused spent on remand from the 12-year sentence.last_img

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