Kaneville man found guilty of killing boy, 16

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A 24-year-old Kaneville, East Bank Demerara man was on Thursday found guilty by a 12-member jury for the 2017 fatal stabbing of 16-year-old Brian Yearwood.

Shannon Cox was on trial before Justice Simone Morris-Ramlall at the Demerara High Court for the capital offence which alleged that on April 29, 2017, he murdered Yearwood during a school fair at Covent Garden, E.B.D.

A 12-member jury, after deliberating for almost two hours, found Cox not guilty of murder and guilty of the lesser count of manslaughter.

The Judge deferred sentencing until March 10, 2022. Cox was represented by attorney-at-law Madan Kissoon while the state was represented by prosecutor Lisa Cave.

On Monday, Cox’s co-accused, Andy Peters, 21, was freed after the judge upheld a no-case submission made by his attorney Latchmie Rahamat.

Charles, a student of the Covent Garden Secondary School, was stabbed while attending a concert in the Nursery School compound in that village.

The teenager of Grove, East Bank Demerara, was there with other friends when he was stabbed to the chest.

There were several theories on what fuelled the misunderstanding.

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