Man acquitted for murder of gang member


Career Criminal Stafrei Alexander, who was on trial for the 2015 murder of his fellow gang member was on Monday acquitted of the charge following a not guilty verdict by a jury.

Alexander called ‘Mad dog’ is currently serving a life sentence for the attempted murder committed on Curtis Thom at Laing Avenue on March 22, 2015.

He was on trial before Justice Brassington Reynold and a 12-member jury at the Demerara High Court for the murder of Terrence Thomas which between December 8 and 11, 2015 at Linden.

According to reports Alexander and Thomas were jointly charged for the murder of Linden businesswoman, Shevon Gordon, who was gunned-down outside of her Linden home in April 2015.

While in custody at the Mackenzie Police Station on December 8, 2015 the duo escaped but Thomas decomposed body was fished out from the Demerara River on December 11, 2015

The state was represented by prosecutor Seeta Bishundial while Alexander was represented by Damien Da Silva.

The jury after deliberating for over two hours on Monday afternoon returned with unanimous not guilty verdict. The Judge in court said that upon his reading for the deposition in the case there were issues of law and creditability.

Alexander is also on remand awaiting trial for the High Court for the murder of Gordon and also Richard Wellington, who was gunned-down during a robbery at Chung Lee Hill, Wismar, Linden in February 2015.

Alexander was one of the six inmates who broke out from the Camp Street Prison on July 9, 2017 and was recaptured on July 29, 2017 at Topoo Village, Corentyne.

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