Man jailed for 12 years after confessing to killing another over old grievance

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Mark Creame, 34, who confessed to killing 42-year-old Terrence Henry with a cutlass was on Wednesday sentenced to 12 years imprisonment.

Creame pleaded guilty to the lesser count of manslaughter and was sentenced by Justice Navindra Singh at the Demerara High Court.

He admitted that on December 1, 2013, at 8 Miles in the North West District, he unlawfully killed Henry.

According to reports, on the day in question, Creame saw the Henry at 8 Miles in the North West District, where he was consuming alcohol and confronted him about a previous incident.

The court heard that Henry went to his hammock at a camp when Creame attacked him with a cutlass and chopped him to death.

Attorney-at-law Mark Conway, in his plea of mitigation, told the court Creame has been attending church service while imprisoned and also attended a tailoring course.

Attorneys-at-law Teriq Mohamed, Tuanna Hardy and Abigail Gibbs presented the case for the prosecution.

Justice Singh, before passing sentence, told Creame to stay away from alcohol since he was under the influence when he committed the crime.

The Judge urged Creame to use his time spent imprisoned to be rehabilitated.

Justice Singh ordered that the prison authorities deduct the time the convict spent in pre-trial custody from the sentence.

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