‘Smokey’ found guilty of murder, sentencing set for June 9
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CONVICTED: Jermaine Jefford, called “Smokey”.
CONVICTED: Jermaine Jefford, called “Smokey”.

ALMOST five years after the execution-style killing of Orin David, Jermaine Jefford, called “Smokey”, was on Monday found guilty of the crime.

Jefford, 28, formerly of Diamond Housing Scheme, East Bank Demerara, was convicted by a 12-member jury. Trial Judge Justice Sandil Kissoon at the Georgetown High Court, further remanded Jefford to prison pending a probation report and sentencing on June 9.

DEAD: Orin David

Following the announcement of the verdict, Jefford, who appeared virtually from the Lusignan Prison, was left in a state of shock, and shook his head in disagreement.
Attorneys-at-law Stanley Moore, S.C. represented Jefford, while the state was represented by prosecutor Lisa Cave.

Jefford was on trial with former co-accused Howard Rambarose called “Spleen” for the August 1, 2016, murder of David, who was killed outside of his Laing Avenue, West Ruimveldt home.
On May 21, 2021, Rambarose was acquitted after Justice Kissoon upheld a no-case submission made by his attorney George Thomas.

According to reports on August 1, 2016, David, a taxi driver, was gunned down in front of his Laing Avenue, Georgetown home, in the presence of his reputed wife and other relatives.
The 33-year-old was pronounced dead at the Georgetown Public Hospital, shortly after one of five men came out of a car and pumped several bullets into him.

According to reports, minutes before his death, David was involved in an argument with a man over money. The man went away, but later returned with four other men in two vehicles and executed David.

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