A 12-member mixed jury this afternoon found former soldier Allister Woolford guilty of manslaughter.

Woolford, who had been on trial before Justice Sandil Kissoon, closed his eyes at the announcement of the verdict by the jury foreman.

Woolford was charged with manslaughter following the fatal shooting of his friend, Devon Howell, back in 2014.

Court information is that On December 8, 2014 at Lot 100 Republic and D’Andrade Streets, Kitty, Woolford unlawfully killed Howell.

The now convicted killer had been out on $400,000 bail, pending trial.

Following the verdict, Justice Kissoon announced that Woolford will be sentenced on August 27, 2018, after the presentation of a probation report.

Based on information, Woolford shot Howell with a firearm which belonged to the Guyana Defence Force (GDF).

Following the shooting, the injured man was rushed to the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC) where he remained in a critical state up until his demise three weeks later.

It was reported that Howell received injuries to his upper spinal cord.

Woolford was represented by Attorneys-at-Law Compton Richardson and Hewley Griffith.

Prosecutors Mandel Moore and Abigail Gibbs appeared on behalf of the State.


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