FIVE months after Gavin Graham was sentenced to three terms of life imprisonment for the murders of three ‘C’ Field, Sophia residents, who were killed during a fire to their house in 2015, he has expressed interest in appealing the sentence.
On February 28, 2020, Graham, 52, of Linden, was sentenced by Justice Sandil Kissoon at the Demerara High Court on three counts of murder, after being found guilty of the offences by a 12-member jury.
He was found guilty of murdering his ex-lover Tabola Abrams, her new lover Shawn Whyte and her stepfather Clifford Sampson, by setting their Sophia, Georgetown house on fire, on January 2, 2015.
Although the 14-day deadline for appeal has passed, Graham recently applied to the Court of Appeal for leave, seeking to have his conviction and sentencing overturned.
According to reports, Graham is the ex-lover of Tabola Abrams. On the day in question, it is alleged that Graham set Abrams’ Sophia house on fire and made good his escape. Sampson was trapped in the house and was burnt alive, while Abrams died at the Georgetown Public Hospital while receiving treatment for burns.
Graham, who was reportedly seen by neighbours at the scene, was later arrested with minor burns about his arms and other parts of his body.