60 years in jail for pensioner who killed brother-in-law

65-year-old Les Charles Critchlow was on Thursday sentenced to 60 years’ imprisonment for the May 12, 2016 murder of his brother-in-law Terence Adams, who he stabbed. The sentence was imposed by Justice Navindra Singh during a sentencing hearing at the High Court in Demerara.

Following a trial, a jury found Charles guilty of the offence on February 9, 2021. Sentencing for him was deferred until Thursday since his lawyer had requested a probation report.

According to reports, on the day in question at Haslington, East Coast Demerara, 56-year-old Adams, called “Uncle Terry” or “Sleepy” and Critchlow were involved in a heated argument. During the quarrel, Critchlow pulled out a knife and stabbed Adams several times about the body.

The injured man was pronounced dead on arrival at the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation.

Based on reports, Adams had made a derogatory remark to Critchlow which led to the argument between them. Adams reportedly told Critchlow, “You don’t even wuk no more, and can’t maintain my sister.” Critchlow became angry and stabbed the man.

Attorney-at-Law Rachael Bakker, while the case for the Prosecution was presented by State Counsel Tiffini Lyken.