A 40-year-old Moco-Moco Village, Rupununi farmer, was, on Tuesday, sentenced to 12 years in prison for fatally stabbing his drinking buddy in 2018.
Darren Williams called “Fox” was sentenced by Justice Brassington Reynolds at the Demerara High Court.
Last month, the murder charge was read to Williams but he opted to plead guilty to the lesser count of manslaughter.
He admitted that, on December 29, 2018, at Moco-Moco Village, he unlawfully killed Elvis Aulicio, a 44-year-old farmer of Bon Fin, Brazil.
According to reports, Williams and Aulicio were known to each other and, on the day in question, they were at a birthday party consuming alcohol.
An argument ensued between the men after Williams accused Aulicio of stealing his labba meat from his haversack.
Reports are that after Aulicio left the party, Williams followed him to the Moco-Moco Savannah and stabbed him to the neck with a knife.
Williams left Aulicio there to die and made good his escape. The body was later discovered by passersby.