Murder of Henry Boys: With no firm case against them, four released on bail
Four suspects who were arrested in connection with the murders of 18-year-old Joel Henry and 16-year-old Isaiah Henry were released on bail Thursday after the stipulated 72 hours to keep them in custody expired.
Assistant Commissioner of Police and Public Relations Officer Royston Andres Junor told reporters that the four suspects are required to report to the Police on Friday as the probe continues.
The brutal murders of the two teenagers sent shockwaves throughout the country and resulted in major protests on the West Coast of Berbice following the discovery of the battered and mutilated bodies of the two cousins who resided at Number Three Village.
Their bodies were found in Cotton Tree after they left home on Saturday to pick coconuts in the backdam.
Seven persons were initially taken into custody including the 57-year-old owner of a coconut farm where Police found bloodstains. The owner’s son, a handyman and two coconut vendors were also arrested.
A Post Mortem Examination (PME) found that they both died from haemorrhage and shock due to multiple incised injuries. They both sustained severed spines and multiple chops about the body.
The killers carved out a huge ‘X’ on Isaiah’s head while they cut open Joel’s chest. It is suspected that the boys died some 36 hours prior to when they were found.