Shawn Harris, who was on December 16, 2019, found guilty of murdering a homeless man and further remanded to prison pending a probation report, was this morning sentenced to life imprisonment with the possibility of parole after serving 20 years behind bars for the crime. The sentence was handed down by Justice Jo Ann Barlow at the High Court in Georgetown.
Harris, 36, had initially pleaded not guilty to the charge which alleged that on February 05, 2017, he murdered Sunil Singh, who was stabbed during an altercation between some men at the Blue Martini Night Club on Lamaha, Street, Georgetown. Harris is a father of two; and was convicted three times in the past.
Based on reports, Singh, also known as ‘Grey’, 42, was stabbed about his body while trying to prevent a robbery from happening at the night club. Police in a release had said that three men had visited the club after a police patrol went to enforce the 2am curfew.
Singh, after observing the men acting suspiciously outside the night club, alerted a bartender, who refused the men access to the club by telling them it was closed. An altercation ensued between the bartender and one of the men, who stabbed the bartender to his left arm. Singh intervened and was struck to the head. He ran from the scene and collapsed on the roadway.