“Hot Skull” slapped with 43-year jail sentence for murder of footballer
Twenty-eight-year-old Alvin Jones also called “Hot Skull”, who was found guilty of the 2017 murder of amateur footballer Paul Daniels, was slapped with a 43-year prison sentence by Justice Sewnarine-Beharry.
Jones, of Castello Housing Scheme, Georgetown, had pleaded not guilty to the charge when it was read to him by Justice Priya Sewnarine-Beharry in early December.
However, on Tuesday, December 8, 2020, a 12-member jury returned a guilty verdict after deliberating. After the verdict was read, the murder accused’s attorney, Stanley Moore, requested a probation report before his client is sentenced, which is set for December 22.
During the trial, several witnesses testified, including Police ranks. The State was represented by Prosecutor Shawnette Austin.
It was reported that during a robbery on February 2, 2017, at Independence Boulevard, Albouystown, Georgetown, Jones murdered Daniels.
Reports are that on the day in question, Daniels was at his girlfriend’s house when two armed men entered the house and relieved him of his gold chain and an undisclosed sum of cash.
As the men were escaping, Daniels reportedly attempted to chase after them, but instead, he was shot to the chest after which the men left on two separate bicycles.
Daniels was picked up and rushed to the Georgetown Public Hospital, where he was pronounced dead on arrival. Following Police investigations and information received, Jones was arrested and charged for the murder.
A Preliminary Inquiry (PI) was held into the fatal shooting during which the prosecution presented sufficient evidence against Jones to warrant a High Court trial.