A MIXED 12-member jury was on Monday empaneled before Justice James Bovell-Drakes at the High Court for the trial of Junior Anthony Henry, who is alleged to have murdered Michael Hamilton at Sparendaam Squatting Area, East Coast Demerara.
Henry, called ‘Oswald’, 28, formerly of Third Street, Goedverwagting, East Coast Demerara, was charged in the indictment, and is currently on remand.
On Monday, Henry denied that on October 7, 2013, at Sparendaam Squatting Area, he killed Hamilton.
He is represented by attorneys-at-law, Lyndon Amsterdam and Latoya Roberts, while the State is represented by prosecutors Tiffini Lyken and Sarah Martin.
The trial commenced with a series of witnesses on Monday and will continue today.
According to the police, at about 17:30 hrs on the day in question, 22-year-old Hamilton, of Sparendaam Housing Scheme, ECD, was allegedly shot and killed by the suspect, Henry.
They also said that investigations had revealed that Hamilton’s sister was at home when she heard an explosion, and that when she looked outside, she saw her brother running after Henry as blood streamed down his left leg.
The police said that as Hamilton got closer, Henry turned around and shot him in the chest, before making good his escape, leaving the aggressor to be taken to the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation, where he was pronounced dead on arrival.
The men reportedly had an ongoing feud over a woman, said to have been Henry’s girlfriend.