Businessman confesses to 2018 murder of teen who tried to quell quarreling couple


Businessman Anthony Jones has confessed to the 2018 killing of 19-year-old Nyron Vyphuis, who attempted to save the man’s wife from being assaulted.

Jones formerly of Circuit Ville, Yarrowkabra, Soesdyke-Linden Highway, appeared before Justice Sandil Kissoon at the Demerara High Court for murder, but opted to plead guilty to the lesser count of manslaughter.

Nyron Vyphuis

The man confessed that October 13, 2018, at Yarrowkabra, Soesdyke/Linden Highway, he unlawfully killed Vyphuis.

The State is being represented by Senior State Counsel, Lisa Cave. Sentencing was deferred until August 23, when a probation report will be presented in court.

According to information, Jones and his common-law wife were at their liquor shop located at Yarrowkabra, when an argument ensued between them.

During the argument, Jones attempted to attack his wife, but Vyphuis intervened. During the altercation, Jones armed himself with a knife and stabbed the teen to his stomach.

Vyphuis was rushed to the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC) where he was pronounced dead on arrival.


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