Man found guilty of killing brother-in-law in 2018


Jermaine Barclay called ‘Jumbo’ was on Tuesday found guilty of the 2018 fatal stabbing of his brother-in-law, Nkomo LaRose.

Barclay formerly of Stanleytown, New Amsterdam was on trial at the Berbice High Court before Justice Brassington Reynolds for the capital offence.

He had denied murdering LaRose on December 18, 2018 at Stanleytown.

The jury, after deliberating for over two hours on Tuesday afternoon, were unable to arrive at a verdict against Barclay for murder.

However, the jury found him guilty of manslaughter.

The judge ordered that a probation report be prepared for Barclay and deferred sentencing to September 6.

The state was represented by prosecutor Nafeeza Baig, while Barcley was represented by Attorney-at-Law, Mursaline Bacchus, SC.

According to reports, LaRose,33, of Stanleytown, was the husband of Barclay’s sister.

On the day in question, the men were involved in a heated argument during which it is alleged that Barclay armed himself with a knife and stabbed LaRose in his chest.

La Rose attempted to escape but collapsed a short distance away and died.

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