‘Hot Skull’ found guilty of murdering footballer

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Alvin Jones known as “Hot Skull” was on Tuesday found guilty by a 12-member jury for the murder of Albouystown footballer, Paul Daniels who was gunned down in front of his Albouystown home in 2017.

Jones was on trial before Justice Priya Sewnarine-Beharry at the Demerara High Court.  The jury found Jones guilty of the charge which read that on February 2, 2017, at Lot 252 Independence Boulevard, Albouystown, he murdered Daniels during the course of a robbery.

Jones was represented by attorney-at-law Stanley Moore while the State was represented by Prosecutors Shawnette Austin and Nafeeza Baig.

Moore asked the court for a probation report to be prepared for his client before he is sentenced.

The Magistrate granted the application and deferred sentencing until December 22, 2020.

Daniels, 32, called “Dundee,” was attached to the Georgetown Football Club (GFC); he was gunned down moments after taking his fiancée to her Independence Boulevard home.

Based on reports received, two armed men entered the house through a door located on the northern side of the building, which was left open.

Upon entering the house, they held Daniels and his fiancée at gunpoint and relieved him of a gold chain and an undisclosed sum of cash, after which the men exited the house. Daniels, who was also a carpenter, went in pursuit of the men and during the chase, the suspects discharged several rounds, one of which hit Daniels in the region of his stomach and chest.

He was rushed to the Georgetown Public Hospital where he was pronounced dead on arrival.

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