Steve Allicock, who was convicted in 2017 of the December 31, 2009 murder of his fellow Albouystown, Georgetown resident, Wendell Tappin, has filed an appeal against his sentence and conviction. In court documents seen by Guyana Standard, Allicock, through his lawyer, argues that his conviction cannot stand, given the evidence adduced during the trial.
He further contends that his sentence is excessive in all the circumstances of the case.
Tappin, 23, was stabbed to death on December 31, 2009, at Hill Street, Albouystown, after he went to collect a phone that he had given to someone to charge. Reports indicated that Tappin was confronted by two men; one of them held him down while the other chopped him.
Steve Allicock, 35, of Albouystown, was one of the persons implicated in the killing. He remained on the run for five and a half years before he was captured in 2016. His father, Leonard, and his uncle Randolph were also charged with the murder of Tappin.
Randolph Allicock never appeared before a Judge, but after a lengthy High Court trial conducted by Leonard, Allicock was later acquitted. Steven Allicock has always maintained that he is innocent of the charge. In fact, he told detectives that at the time Tappin was killed, he was in neighbouring Suriname.