After hours of deliberation, a 12 member mixed jury, this afternoon, convicted Delon Henry of the murder of footballer, Dexter Griffith, who was shot and killed back in 2015.
Henry, 26, popularly known as ‘Nasty Man’ and formerly of Houston, East Bank Demerara, shot and killed Griffith on September 29, 2015, at ‘Warlock’ East Ruimveldt, Georgetown.
Sentencing for Henry has been deferred until July 05, 2018, at 15:00hrs, following the presentation of a probation report.
Griffith, 36, a well known footballer was shot multiple times about the body. He was subsequently found lying in a drain by his mother, Lavern Griffith.
During the trial, Henry denied any involvement in the killing.
He told the court that he is unaware of the area ‘Warlock’, since at the time of the killing, he resided on the East Bank of Demerara.
The trial was heard before Justice Sandil Kissoon at the High Court in Georgetown. Henry retained Attorney-at-Law Adrian Thompson.
State Counsel Orinthia Schmidt and State Counsel Lisa Cave appeared for the prosecution.
Apart from today’s trial, Henry had been in and out of the Courts since age 13. He was previously charged with another murder, but was acquitted by a jury.
He had been also charged with buggery and most recently unlawful possession of arms and ammunition.
He was convicted for unlawful possession of both items in May 2016, and was jailed for two years and fined $100,000.