Murder accused labourer jailed for possession of pistol

A murder accused was on Friday sentenced to 48 months in jail after he was found guilty of illegal possession of a firearm.

Junior Williams, 23, Second Street, Crane Housing Scheme, was convicted for having possession of a .38 semi-automatic pistol on July 30th, 2014, without being a licensed firearm holder at the time.

The unrepresented Williams, said to be a labourer, was also fined $60,000 by Magistrate Judy Latchman.

Williams, who is also known as Kevin Alfred, is currently also charged with the murder of elderly re-migrant Joyce Lewis.

It is alleged that Williams murdered Lewis, 75, on March 26, 2014, at Georgetown.

Lewis, who lived alone, was found dead in her Lot 3630 Christiani Street, North Ruimveldt home and was believed to have been strangled during an early morning robbery.

Her body was discovered at her home by the police and her sister. Sources close to the investigation said that Lewis was found sprawled on a bed with her underwear pulled to her ankles. There were also dark marks around her neck.

The elderly woman had moved back to Guyana from New York in December last year.

The intruder is believed to have gained entrance through a window at the back of the two-storey house. The window was broken and the grill barring entry into the house was clipped.


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