Convicted mass killer, Royden Williams, called, ‘Smallie’, and Sherwin Nero, called, ‘Catty’ or ‘Pussy’ were both found not guilty of the murder of businessman, Kumar Singh.

The verdict was handed down this afternoon by a 12-member mixed jury before whom the two had been on trial. It was alleged that on August 30, 2007, in the county of Demerara, they murdered Singh, called ‘Mango Man’.

The men were on trial before Justice James Bovell-Drakes at the High Court in Georgetown. They were both being represented by attorneys-at-law Nigel Hughes and Ashley Henry, while the case for the State was presented by Prosecutors Tameika Clarke and Tiffini Lyken.

Although the two were acquitted of the crime, they remain imprisoned; as for Williams, he was sentenced to death in 2017 after being convicted of killing 12 persons, including police ranks, at Bartica in 2008. The mass killing is widely known as the ‘Bartica Massacre.’

Nero was sent on remand. He has another murder charge against him.

Reports indicate that 51-year-old Singh of Lot 51 Craig Milne, Cove and John, East Coast Demerara was shot and killed by bandits.

According to reports, the gunmen stormed Singh’s home and began terrorizing his family. Singh and his family members were shot at during the 15-minute ordeal. Singh who received several gunshot wounds died at the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation.

In 2017, Williams was among the high profile prisoners who escaped from the Camp Street prison. He was however apprehended weeks later by police ranks while he was on-board a public minibus in Berbice.


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