Man confesses to killing lover’s husband

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Sterfon Barlow on Wednesday confessed to killing his lover’s husband in 2016 after the man caught them red-handed in bed.

Barlow was charged jointly with his lover, Alexis Turpin, for the capital offence of murder. In February, they were on trial before Justice Brassington Reynolds at the Demerara High Court, where the jury was unable to arrive at a verdict. Justice Reynolds had ordered a re-trial into the case.

However, on Wednesday, Barlow appeared before Justice Reynolds and opted to plead guilty to the lesser count of manslaughter.

He admitted that on July 2, 2016, at Lodge, Georgetown, he unlawfully killed Sherwin Johnson. Justice Reynolds ordered that a probation report is prepared for Barlow before sentencing on April 14, 2021.

According to reports, Turpin and Johnson lived together with their child. On the day in question, Johnson returned to their house and found Turpin in bed with Barlow.

It is alleged that Turpin and Barlow then dealt Johnson several lashes about his body after which Turpin armed herself with a crowbar and stabbed Johnson several times. Johnson was rushed to the Georgetown Public Hospital and succumbed to his injuries days later.

Turpin is currently on remand awaiting a re-trial.

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