“We are convinced that these are not the right killers because why would a person want to take one person from a point and throw it to another direction.”

Those were Gladson Henry’s words, the father of murdered Berbice teen Isaiah Henry and cousin of Joel Henry as family members picketed the President’s office.

Family members along with others from the public gathered at Shiv Chanderpaul Drive, Georgetown, where they were heard shouting, “we need justice.”

Others were seen with placards captioned, “We need the killers, not random persons, all in the name of justice.”

Gladson said, “But, this is more than that… these boys got to know more than what they say. We in going for no confession; we need to see the evidence.”

Mother of Isaiah said that “how long I en get justice, I am not coming off the streets.”

Joel Henry’s mother, Gail Johnson, also echoed similar sentiments as the parents of Isaiah.

On January 15, 2021, three men accused of murdering 16-year-old Isaiah and 19-year-old Joel were remanded to prison.

Those charged were 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.

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.

It is alleged that the suspects had set up marijuana farms at the West Berbice area in August and subsequently found that they were destroyed in September.

The 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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