Man, 65, convicted of murder over stabbing brother-in-law

65-year-old Les Charles Critchlow was on Tuesday found guilty of murder by a 12-member jury. Critchlow was on trial before Justice Navindra Singh at the Demerara High Court for the May 12, 2016 murder of his brother-in-law, Terence Adams, called “Uncle Terry” or “Sleepy”. Following deliberations, the jury returned a unanimous guilty verdict. 

Charles formerly of Haslington, East Coast Demerara was remanded to prison and will return to court on March 04, 2021, for sentencing. He was represented by Attorney-at-Law Rachael Bakker, while the case for the Prosecution was presented by State Counsel Tiffini Lyken.

 According to reports, on the day in question at Haslington, East Coast Demerara, 56-year-old Adams, 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.