‘Jumbo’ gets 15 years for killing brother-in-law


Jermaine Barclay called ‘Jumbo’ was on Thursday jailed for 15 years for fatally stabbing his brother-in-law, Nkomo LaRose during a family dispute in 2018.

Barclay, 34, formerly of Stanleytown, New Amsterdam was sentenced by Justice Brassington Reynolds at Berbice High Court.

Last month, a 12-member jury found Barclay guilty of manslaughter although he was initially indicted for the murder of LaRose on December 18, 2018, at Stanleytown.

Justice Reynolds, while delivering his sentencing on Thursday, told Barcley that he committed a “senseless” and “violent” crime.

In the end, Justice Reynolds sentenced Barclay to 15 years imprisonment and ordered that the prison authorities deduct the time spent on remand from Barclay’s sentence.

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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