Kevin Junior Francis was today sentenced to 30 years imprisonment after being found guilty of manslaughter by a jury.
On August 05, 2015, Francis, 30, unlawfully killed 23-year-old mason, Akeem Yorrick, formerly of Plaisance, East Coast Demerara.
Francis’s trial commenced earlier this week before Justice Navindra Singh and a 12-person jury at the High Court in Georgetown.
He was represented by attorney-at-Law Maxwell McKay, while the case for the prosecution is being presented by State Counsel Tuanna Hardy and Teriq Mohamed.
Reports indicate that Yorrick was shot dead at around 10pm on the day in question, while he was on his way to visit his girlfriend.
According to information, a group of residents of Plaisance, East Coast Demerara, had confronted a man, whom they accused of carrying out an armed robbery in the village.
During that time, an altercation ensued and at some stage, a man believed to be Francis, whipped out a gun and discharged a round into the group of residents, fatally wounding Yorrick.