Les Charles Critchlow, 64, who was expected to be sentenced for unlawfully killing his brother-in-law, Terrence Adams yesterday, has changed his plea to not guilty.

At the commencement of his trial before Justice Priya Sewnarine-Beharry in the High Court, Critchlow had pleaded not guilty to killing his brother-in-law. However, halfway into the proceedings, the 64-year-old switched his plea to guilty.

Thereby admitting that on May 12, 2016, at Haslington, East Coast Demerara (ECD), he unlawfully killed Adams.

Critchlow was indicted for murder but opted to plead to manslaughter, and Justice Sewnarine-Beharry had delayed sentencing him to facilitate the presentation of a probation report on Monday.

However, when the matter was called on Monday, Critchlow had a heart change and pleaded not guilty. He will have to await the fixture of a date for his trial.

Based on reports, Adams, called “Sleepy” and “Uncle Terry,” 56, of North Haslington, East Coast Demerara, was stabbed to death during an argument. He was rushed to the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC), where he was pronounced dead on arrival.

At the time of his demise, Adams operated a small rum shop at his residence.


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