Guyana: 34-year-old found guilty of killing Linden vendor, sentencing awaited

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Guyana: A 34-year-old charged with the murder of 54-year-old Dwane Williams has been found guilty by the jury for the offence of manslaughter and leaving the dead body behind the shack. The sentencing hearing of the case will be conducted on May 20.

According to the reports Williams, also known as ‘Levi’ and ‘Sweetie Man,’ was a resident of Wismar, Linden, where he was living alone. He used to earn by being a vendor and selling variety of confectionaries in the mining town of linden.

Whereas the suspect is known by the name Larry Da Silva and also called ‘Kill Quick’, who is a resident of Wismar Housing Scheme, Linden.

As per the report presented by the police authorities at the Demerara High Court states that Williams was killed between the night of 26 November 2020 and 27 November 2020. The body of the deceased was found around 05:45 AM.

Williams was last seen by his family on November 26, 2020, while he visited his 88-year-old mother, who was living along with the nephew at her One Mile Wismar house. Later, he was found dead on November 27, 2020 at his resident located at Wismar Housing Scheme.

The last conversation he had with his mother was that he was going back home to cook some food. On the morning of 27th November, someone from the area informed Williams’ nephew that he saw him lying behind a shack.

The nephew informed the police about it, they immediately reached the site and declared him dead. The police after searching the site found a knife, which was suspected to be used as a murder weapon.

The body was sent for post-mortem examination, and the reports said that Williams died due to multiple cuts in the body.

After being arrested Larry Da Silva, he was charged with murder on December 7, 2020 by Magistrate Wanda Fortune at the Linden Magistrate’s Court.

Currently, he had been on trial before Justice Sandil Kissoon of the Demerara High Court for Williams’ murder.

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