Prison escapee who murdered teenage girlfriend recaptured at Blairmont


A murder convict who escaped from the Lusignan Prison on June 8, 2021 was recaptured Saturday evening.

Shazam Khalil was nabbed around 22:30hrs at the Number 2 Blairmont Squatting Area, West Coast Berbice.

Director of Prison (ag) Nicklon Elliot confirmed that police in Blairmont acted on information and recaptured the escapee at a house in the area. He was immediately taken into custody.

According to Elliot, he will be charged with escaping from lawful custody.

Khalil, also known as ‘Boi’, of lot 53 Shields-town, West Bank Berbice, was admitted to prison on August 19, 2016.

At the time of his escape, Khalil was serving a life sentence with the possibility of parole only after 24 years.

Khalil, who previously worked as a cane harvester, was sentenced to life imprisonment by Justice Jo-Ann Barlow for the murder of Sheniza Mohamed, his teenage ex-girlfriend, at Rosignol, West Coast Berbice in January 2015.

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