Relative of the boys killed Henry arrested for revenge killing the laborer – Guyana Times
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Twenty-four-year-old Mark Anthony Henry also called himself a “Chipsman”, who confessed to the murder of Surijdeo Deochand, 68, also known as “Sarjee” in revenge for the horrific deaths of his brother Joel Henry and his cousin Isaiah Henry, on Tuesday arrested for the capital offense. He made a virtual appearance in New Amsterdam Magistrates’ Court before Magistrate Renita Singh and was not required to plead to the indictable charge and stated that he murdered Deochand on March 30. He was then remanded in prison and adjourned until April 20, 2021. Henry had surrendered hours after the Police issued a bulletin he wanted to arrest in connection with the murder.
The wanted bulletin was issued after the suspect’s brother, Hencosey Henry, told detectives during interrogation that his brother had confessed to killing the pensioner at his Number Three Village home, West Coast Berbice (WCB). The brother was reported to remember he was at home when he received a phone call from his sister informing him that the suspect, Mark, was behaving in an unruly manner. He was said to be “pelting bricks” in the house of the now deceased man. As such, Hencosey said he was facing his brother who was then armed with a heartbreak shouting “dem kill we brother and we are not getting justice”. Hencosey further revealed that his brother started attacking him but managed to pin him to the ground, but not for long. The suspect managed to escape and ran to Village No. Four, WCB. Furthermore, the brother told the Police that after his brother ran away, he went to the home of the now deceased man where he saw blood on the ground. Further investigations revealed that, on the day in question, the suspect was accompanied by other drinkers but had left the drinking area after spending some time there. At about 17: 03h on the day in question, Mark returned to the drinking area and his pants were covered in blood and his feet and hands in red sand. At the time, he was armed with a 12-inch heartbreak with smooth edges and declared: “I’m just breaking up that one Sarjee … I’m cutting out his neck and face … he’s killing my brother and now I feel proud that I’m killing him now. ” Deochand’s body was discovered in his home by a relative of multiple stab wounds. Deochand was initially a suspect in the horrific murders of 16-year-old Isaiah Henry and 19-year-old Joel Henry. On September 6, 2020, the mutilated bodies of Isaiah and Joel were found in the Cotton Tree countryside, West Coast Berbice – nearly two days after they left their Number Three Village, WCB’s home to pick coconuts in the hinterland, but never returned home. Their butcher bodies were found in clumps of bushes partially covered with mud after relatives went to look for them. Several people were arrested and subsequently released. However, three people – Akash Singh, 19, of “Monkey,” of Zeelugt, East Bank Essequibo (EBE); his stepdaughter, Anil Sancharra, 33, of “Dan pole” and “Rasta,” of D ‘Edward Village, WCB; and Vinod Gopaul, 34, of “Magga,” of Yakusari, Black Bush Polder, Corentyne, Berbice – was charged with murder of a teenager.