‘Short Boss’ not keen on doing ‘life’
Travis Evans
Travis Evans

–moves to the courts

TRAVIS Evans, also known as ‘Short Boss’, who had confessed to killing a man in 2018, has moved to the Court of Appeal to challenge his life sentence.
Evans is arguing that the sentence is manifestly excessive and severe in all the circumstances of the cases. He was sentenced in April by Justice Sandil Kissoon at the Demerara High Court. Evans was indicted for murder, but opted to plead guilty to the lesser count of manslaughter.
The convict had confessed that on August 2, 2018, at a ‘C’ Field, Sophia, Georgetown shop, he unlawfully killed Ronsley Clarke. Justice Kissoon had sentenced Evans to life imprisonment, with the possibility of parole after serving 25 years.

According to reports, on the day in question, Clarke was at a birthday celebration in Sophia, and was standing in front of a shop with some friends, when Evans walked right up to him and shot him thrice before making good his escape. According to the autopsy, Clarke died of haemorrhage and shock due to gunshot wounds.
When Evans was arrested sometime later, he allegedly told the police that he and Clarke had had an altercation prior to the incident, and he decided to shoot him out of revenge.

Seems like 2018 was not a good year at all for Evans, as he was also implicated in another murder, this time around all the way up on the Soesdyke-Linden Highway, and again in the month of August, for the murder of Kuru Kururu resident and legal clerk, Gregory Frank.

He was reportedly placed at the scene of the crime between July 31 and August 2, 2018, and is said to have committed the act while in the company of others during the course of a robbery. He is currently on remand awaiting trial for that incident.

According to reports, Frank, 46, of Lot 686 Kuru Kururu, Soesdyke-Linden Highway, was found dead in a pool of blood in his house on August 2, 2018, and it was suspected that he might have been killed during a burglary.
An autopsy revealed that Frank died from asphyxiation due to a compression injury to the neck, compounded by blunt trauma to the head. The statement had noted that the rear door to Frank’s house was found ajar, and the entire house was ransacked. Valuables were also reported missing from the house.


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