A 12-member jury today returned a guilty verdict for Delon Henry aka Nasty Man in the murder case of footballer, Dexter Griffith. The murder took place in 2015.
“Nasty Man”, who has also been fingered in a number of other crimes, stood in disbelief as the sentence was announced in the courtroom of Justice,Sandil Kissoon.
The jury retired twice to the decision room before delivering the guilty verdict.
When they emerged the first time, they told the Court that they could not reach a unanimous decision and sough guidance from the Court.
Questions were asked and clarifications sought. The jury was retired again and then emerged two hours later to announce that a decision had been reached.
During the course of the trial, the main witness, who is the brother of the deceased, testified that during the time of shooting, he saw the accused standing over his brother while releasing several shots into his body.
Throughout the hearing, the defendant maintained that he was innocent of the murder. He told the Court that he has been in jail for most of his life and would not even have knowledge of the area where Griffith was shot dead.
In response to the verdict, the man said he believes the decision was based with “how the system is set up” since according to him, he has been found guilty of murdering a man that he never knew.
The convict will return to Court on July 5 for his sentencing.
It was in September of 2015 that footballer Dexter Griffith was riddled with bullets near his home in Warlock, East Ruimveldt. The murder was described as an execution.