Sentencing of a man who was involved in a miner’s murder back in June 2017 has been postponed to April 26, for a probation report.
Eustace Abrams was on trial before Justice Brassington Reynolds and a 12-member jury for the June 15, 2017 murder of Orlando La Cruz, a man from Pomeroon River, Region Two (Pomeroon-Supenaam) who was shot dead at Jack and Vieira Backdam , North West Region (NWD).
Abrams pleaded not guilty to the murder indictment filed against him by State Prosecutor Tyra Bakker.
Instead, the jury found him guilty on the lesser charge of manslaughter.
The verdict was returned by the jury of 10-2.
After the decision was passed, Abrams told the Court he was sorry and further pleaded to Justice Reynolds for leniency, adding that, due to his absence, his children were now begging on the road.
According to reports, La Cruz was lying in a hammock in his mining camp when Abrams and another man visited him.
They started drinking alcohol.
It was reported that shortly after, one of the men, asked La Cruz to perform oral sex on him, however, when the now deceased man refused, an argument ensued. During the suffering, La Cruz was shot in the right side of his neck by one of the men.
Both men compensated for their escape. La Cruz was later found bleeding the hammock. He was pronounced dead at Matthews Ridge District Hospital. (G15)

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