Life imprisonment for attempted murder


Re-captured prisoner, Stafrei Alexander, was on Thursday sentenced to life imprisonment by Justice Sandil Kissoon at the High Court after being found guilty on a charge of attempted murder.

Alexander called ‘Mad dog’ was found guilty by a 12-member jury of discharging a loaded firearm at Curtis Thom on March 23, 2015, at Laing Avenue, Georgetown with intent to commit murder.

He was represented by Attorney, Stanley Moore while the State was represented by Lisa Cave and Orinthia Schmidt at the re-trial.

According to the prosecution, on the day in question, Thom was in his yard feeding his dogs when it is alleged that Alexander walked passed him and grumbled something.

However, as Thom entered his house he saw Alexander standing next to him with a gun.

It is alleged that Alexander shot Thom twice.

This is the second time Alexander faced a trial for the attempted murder of Thom. In 2017, the matter was tried before Justice Brassington Reynolds but the jury was unable to arrive at a verdict.

Alexander was one of the six inmates who broke out from the Camp Street Prison on July 9 last year and was recaptured on July 29, 201 at Topoo Village, Corentyne.

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