Haslington man found guilty of murdering brother-in-law
Sixty-five-year-old Les Charles Critchlow of Haslington, East Coast Demerara (ECD), who was accused of murdering his brother-in-law Terrence Adams back in 2016 was on Tuesday found guilty by a 12-member jury.
The trial was conducted before Justice Navindra Singh at the Demerara High Court. Several witnesses took to the stand after which both the prosecution and defence summed up their arguments. After a short deliberation, the verdict was arrived at.
Critchlow will return to court on March 4 for sentencing. The defence team was led by Attorney-at-Law Rachael Bakker while the State was represented by Tiffini Lyken.
The trial had commenced in October 2020, before Justice Priya Sewnarine Beharry where the accused pleaded not guilty to the accusation which stated that on May 12, 2016, he murdered Terrence Adams also called “Sleepy” and “Uncle Terry”, 56, of North Haslington, East Coast Demerara.
The now dead man was reportedly stabbed to death during an argument with the accused. At the time of the stabbing incident, Adams operated a small rum shop at his residence.