A 27-year-old man was on Tuesday found guilty of the February 02, 2017, murder of amateur footballer, Paul Daniels, who was shot during a robbery in Albouystown.
Alvin Jones, called ‘Hotskull’, of Castello Housing Scheme, Georgetown, had pleaded not guilty to the capital offence when his trial commenced last week before Justice Priya Sewnarine-Beharry.
Following deliberations, a 12-member jury found him guilty of the crime on Tuesday. His lawyer, Stanley Moore asked the court for a probation report before sentencing is passed.
The Judge was inclined to grant the request and adjourned the matter until December 22, 2020. State Counsel Nafeeza Baig presented the case for the Prosecution.
Police Headquarters in a statement on the killing had said that Daniels was at his Independence Boulevard, Albouystown home watching television with his girlfriend when two bandits-one of whom was armed with a gun- stormed the premises.
According to the Police, Daniels was relieved of a gold chain he was wearing and other valuables. Police said that Daniels chased after the bandits and was shot to the chest during the process.
The bandits escaped on a bicycle. Daniels was rushed to the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation where he was pronounced dead on arrival.