Suspect in Mocha mechanic murder for court today

The Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) has recommended that a murder charge be laid against Kenkassie Lynch, who is accused of murdering Mocha mechanic Terrence Lanferman almost one year ago.

Crime Chief Wendell Blanhum yesterday told Stabroek News that twenty-one-year-old Lynch, who hails from Eccles, East Bank Demerara (EBD) is expected to be charged with the crime today.

Terrence Lanferman
Terrence Lanferman

Lynch was arrested last Wednesday and police have said that he confessed to shooting Lanferman to death. He told investigators that he and his cousin planned the crime, but he carried it out alone.

Lanferman, 23, of Lot 127 Nelson Street, Mocha, was shot dead execution-style at his home around 7.30 pm on June 1, 2015. He received two gunshot wounds to the chest and neck and was taken to the Diamond Diagnostic Centre, where he was pronounced dead on arrival.

At the time, he was the lone occupant of the bottom-flat of the two-storey house, where he resided with his mother.

This newspaper was told that the suspect gave investigators a detailed description of what transpired during which he said he had just returned from Cayenne with an unregistered CG motorcycle and he went to visit his aunt, who resides in Mocha, where he met his cousin.

He told investigators, they bought a “joint” and were smoking when his cousin told him that he had an issue with Lanferman and he wanted to settle it permanently but he couldn’t do so himself since he was well known in Mocha and the villagers would likely talk.

The suspect told police he asked his cousin to point out Lanferman and he would deal with the matter. The suspect, during his confession to investigators, said he told his cousin that he could even use his motorcycle to go to the scene since it was unregistered.

He said on June 1, his cousin took him to show him where Lanferman lived, after which he spent the day at his cousin’s house. Around 7 pm, the cousin provided him with a gun and took him again to Lanferman’s house. There, the suspect knocked on the door and when Lanferman opened it he shot him. The suspect then joined his cousin, who was waiting in a nearby street, and they rode to Eccles.


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