Murdered footballer’s brother identifies “Nasty Man” as assailant

first_imgOne day after Delon Henry, called “Nasty Man”, denied the September 29, 2015, murder of Dexter Griffith, the deceased footballer’s brother, Keshawn Griffith, on Thursday told the 12-member jury that while in hiding, he saw the defendant firing a gun moments after his brother was shot. Henry is on trial before Justice Sandil Kissoon at the Demerara High Court.Accused killer Delon HenryThe younger Griffith recalled taking cover near his East Ruimveldt, Georgetown home after the shots rang out; noting that a man clad in white, ran passed him. He said a while later, he saw Delon Henry in dark clothing shooting.He added that he recognised him from the day before, staring at his brother while also wearing dark clothing. He remembered that on the day in question, his brother had asked him to borrow $3000 – money which the younger Griffith used to buy food for his older sibling. It was while he was at the shop that he heard the shots ring out before he saw the man in white and the other in dark attire.He observed that he was reading the newspapers on October 12, 2015 when he recognised Delon Henry as the gunman. He called his mother immediately and was told to inform the Police which he did. Sometime later, he was called to an Identification Parade where he picked out Henry from pictures of 16 males with like resemblance. According to Griffith, he did this, “based on instructions received”.Griffith also testified accompanying his brother to hospital who was pronounced dead by doctors. Meanwhile, the mother of the deceased man’s children, Allison Weeks, also testified before Judge and jury. She emotionally recounted hearing the gunshots and identifying her partner lying with a wound to his head.Weeks said she was a seller in the city and had often accompanied her late reputed husband from where they lived at Beterverwagting, East Coast Demerara to East Ruimveldt, Georgetown. She also claimed that on the night of the shooting, she saw a male run past her in white clothing but could not make out who it was because she saw him from behind.Weeks also said that just after the shooting, when the crowd gathered, Dexter’s brother Keshawn shouted: “Is who shot my brother?”Dexter Griffith was shot near his mother’s East Ruimveldt home. Earlier this week, the deceased man’s mother, Lavern Griffith, recalled running to the Warlock area from her home where she and other relatives saw the footballer lying in a drain.After being shot, Griffith reportedly managed to stand and walked a short distance in an attempt to escape from Henry but eventually fell unconscious to the ground, while his assailant escaped. Public spirited persons near the scene of the crime eventually took the injured Griffith to a city hospital where he was pronounced dead on arrival.Prosecutors Lisa Cave and Orinthia Schmidt are prosecuting the State’s case. The accused is represented by Attorney Adrian Thompson.last_img

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *