Two weeks after three men were charged for the murder of cousins Joel and Isaiah Henry, family members of the murdered teens are not convinced that those charged were really responsible for the murders.
During a peaceful protest this morning outside the Office of the President, family members called on President Irfaan Ali to keep his promise to get to the bottom of the double murder.
The mother of Isaiah Henry said the family wants answers since there are concerns about whether the confession by one of the suspects will hold up in a trial.
“If you kill my child you have to know what the evidence they go down with, they didn’t go down with no blue jersey or no white jersey. Isaiah goes down with his brother’s green jersey and Joel goes down with a green and white shirt, now if you are the killer don’t say it’s green because they did not go down with blue jerseys. You understand what I’m saying, you are the rightful killer come straight, confess. I like to see the replay where they catch them, I would like to see that as a mother” the mother of Joel Henry said.
She added that the narrative that the crime stemmed from a marijuana field dispute should not be peddled since there be no evidence to support that.
“Joel doesn’t drink, he doesn’t smoke, and the point where they say that it’s ganja when we go down at the backdam, you understand, Mr. Caesar said we cannot go or we are gonna tamper with evidence. Eleven days after these boys pick up, when eleven days later they came, they went to the backdam with the drone, they had joint services police and soldiers and they did not find any ganja field. So, where the ganja story coming up from”
She said she wants a full and proper investigation done.
The two teenage cousins Isaiah and Joel Henry were found murdered in the Cotton Tree Backdam, West Coast Berbice back in September, one day after they went to pick coconuts in the number #3 Village backdam.
Their bodies were found badly chopped and mutilated.
Just over a week ago, three Berbice men were charged for the crime. At least two of the men were loud in their denial of being involved in the incident.