The three men accused of murdering 16-year-old Isaiah and 19-year-old Joel Henry were today remanded to prison.

Those charged are 19-year-old Akash Singh, called “Monkey,” of Zeelugt, East Bank Essequibo (EBE); 33-year-old Anil Sancharra, called “Dan pole” or “Rasta,” of D’ Edward Village, WCB; and 34-year-old Vinod Gopaul, also known as “Magga,” of Yakusari, Black Bush Polder, Corentyne, Berbice.

They were not required to plead to the indictable charge when they appeared before Magistrate Peter Hugh in the Georgetown Magistrates’ Court.

Singh, who had confessed, was separately charged with Isaiah’s murder while the other two accused were charged jointly for both murders.

They are expected to make another court appearance on February 2 at the Blairmont Magistrate’s Court.

The bodies of 16-year-old Isaiah Henry and his 19-year-old cousin, Joel Henry, were found aback by Cotton Tree Village on September 6, 2020, severely mutilated.

The court heard the accused had set up marijuana farms at the West Berbice area in August and subsequently found that they were destroyed in September.

The two men vowed to find the culprits and mutilate them. After doing their own investigations, they were told about two young boys who would usually be in the area.

They continued their search for the culprits and subsequently met up with the Henry boys.

Upon questioning, the suspects were angered that they were not being taken seriously and proceeded to teach the boys a horrible lesson.

Their deaths triggered protest actions in West Coast Berbice and other parts of the country. Haresh Singh, 17, was killed days after the Henry boys, as he made his way to a farm located in the same village.

The young man was a relative of one of the suspects in the Henry boys’ murder probe. Police are yet to make an arrest in Singh’s murder.


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