Kenkassie Lynch of Eccles, Demerara East Bank (EBD), who in May 2019 was given a 75-year prison term for murder, has moved to the Guyana Court of Appeal to challenge his conviction and sentence.
Following a case before Justice Navindra Singh, Lynch was found guilty of the June 1, 2015 murder of Mocha, EBD resident Terrence Lanferman, 23 years old.
In a Notice of Appeal, the murder conviction argues, among other things, that the trial Judge erred in law when he admitted to evidence the cautionary statement he had alleged. He further argues that the trial Judge failed to adequately give the jury his defense.
The murder conviction states that further grounds of appeal will be added when the case record becomes available.
Reports indicate that Lanferman and Lynch’s cousin, Sedley Liverpool, called “Birdman”, had a dispute that led to the shooting death. On June 1, 2015, Lynch and Liverpool met and plotted to attack Llanferman, after which the two men visited the home of the now deceased motorcycle man.
During the case, it was revealed that Lynch had armed himself with a gun given to him by Liverpool, who waited for him some distance away from home. Lynch entered the property of the now deceased man, knocked on the door, and confronted Lanferman, who had opened the door, shooting him before compensating for his escape.
Liverpool was later acquitted by Lynch, and is currently awaiting trial.