TWENTY-EIGHT-YEAR-OLD Junior Anthony Henry was on Friday found guilty by a 12-member mixed jury for the murder of Michael Hamilton, who was killed in 2013 at Sparendaam Squatting Area, East Coast Demerara.
Henry, called ‘Oswald’ formerly of Third Street, Goedverwagting, East Coast Demerara was tried by Justice James Bovell-Drakes at the Demerara High Court for the capital offence.
The indictment alleged that Henry, on October 7, 2013, at Sparendaam Squatting Area, killed Hamilton. He was represented by attorneys-at-law, Lyndon Amsterdam and Latoya Roberts, while the State was represented by prosecutors Tiffini Lyken and Sarah Martin.
Attorney Amsterdam asked the court to have probation reports prepared on his client before sentencing is passed. In this regard, Justice Drakes adjourned the matter until May 31, 2019, to pass sentence on Henry.
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. It was also stated that investigations had revealed that Hamilton’s sister was at home when she heard an explosion and when she looked outside, she saw her brother running after Henry.
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 on-going feud over a woman, said to have been Henry’s girlfriend.