‘Bam Bam’ jailed for 14 years

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Lexroy Garraway known as ‘Bam Bam’ was on Tuesday was sentenced to serve 14 years imprisonment for the 2019 fatal stabbing of his drinking buddy Eric Nurse called ‘Black Boy’.

Garraway, 39, of Enterprise, Lower Pomeroon was sentenced by Justice Jo-Ann Barlow at the Essequibo High Court.

On February 15, Garraway was arraigned for the capital offence of murder but he opted to plead guilty to the lesser count of manslaughter.

He admitted to stabbing Nurse to death during an argument at Takatu Landing, Mazaruni River on May 23, 2019.

The State was represented by Prosecutor Tiffini Lyken while Garraway was represented by attorney-at-law Latchmi Dindayal.

Justice Barlow considered the seriousness of the offence among other factors as aggravating circumstances.

The Judge started Garraway’s sentence at 20 years and made a one-third deduction, amounting to six years, for his early guilty plea.

This means that Garraway will serve 14 years and the prison authorities will also have to deduct the time spent on remand from his sentence.

According to reports, Garraway and Nurse were consuming alcohol together at a shop located along Takatu Landing during which Garraway left and went into the living quarters of a female employee and hid.

The woman was startled upon entering the room and raised an alarm when Nurse went to her rescue. Nurse pulled Garraway out of the room and an argument ensued during which he stabbed him several times about the body.

Nurse was discovered lying in a pool of blood and was rushed to the Bartica Regional Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

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