Eccles resident appeals murder conviction

Kenkassie Lynch of Eccles, East Bank Demerara (EBD), who was in May 2019 handed a 75-year prison term for murder, has moved to the Guyana Court of Appeal to challenge his conviction and sentence.

Convicted: Kenkassie Lynch

Following a trial before Justice Navindra Singh, Lynch was convicted of the June 1, 2015 murder of Mocha, EBD resident, 23-year-old Terrence Lanferman.
In a Notice of Appeal, the murder convict is arguing, among other things, that the trial Judge erred in law when he admitted into evidence the caution statement purportedly given by him. He further argues that the trial Judge failed to adequately put his defence to the jury.
The murder convict states that further grounds of appeal will be added when the record of the trial becomes available.
Reports indicate that Lanferman and Lynch’s cousin, Sedley Liverpool, called “Birdman”, had a dispute which resulted in the shooting death. On June 1, 2015, Lynch and Liverpool met and conspired to attack Lanferman, after which both men visited the now deceased man’s home on a motorcycle.

Terrence Lanferman

During the trial, it was revealed that Lynch armed himself with a gun given to him by Liverpool, who waited for him some distance away from the home. Lynch entered the property of the now dead man, knocked on the door, and confronted Lanferman, who had opened the door, shooting him before making good his escape.
Liverpool was later incriminated by Lynch, and is currently awaiting trial.