Murder of Corentyne grocery shop owner: Two found guilty
Two men were on Monday found guilty of the murder of Corentyne businessman Lomenzo Johnny, whose body was discovered four years ago in a clump of bushes on a farm a short distance away from his home.
Satram Khuslay called “Steve Urkle”, 30, of Hampshire and Bilall McLennon, 34, of Mora Street, Swamp Section, Rose Hall Town were on trial before Justice Sandil Kissoon at the Berbice High Court.
They had denied that on February 27, 2020 at Port Mourant they murdered the 49-year-old businessman when they went to rob him at this home.
Johnny, who resided at Lot 11 East Side Line Dam, Rose Hall Town, Region 6 Berbice, operated a grocery shop. His body was discovered on the day in question by a construction worker.
His keys were stolen, and the perpetrators went to his home where they carted off a safe containing a substantial amount of cash.
However, diligent work by investigators from the Whim Police Station led to the arrest of the suspects and the subsequent discovery of the safe and about $2M cash that was with one of the suspects.
The jury, after deliberating for over two hours on Monday, found Khuslay and McLennon guilty of the capital offence.
Justice Kissoon deferred sentencing until February 20, 2024, and further remanded the men to prison.
Another suspect, Daniel Mc Lennon, known as “Dutty” is also on remand for the capital offence. Additionally, two men are currently before the court for accessory to commit the murder.