Soesdyke dad given life sentence for killing his three children in 2011

More than five years after he hacked his three children to death as they lay asleep in their Soesdyke, East Bank Demerara home, John Blanchard yesterday received a life sentence after pleading to the lesser count of manslaughter.

The charge against Blanchard stated that on October 11, 2011 at Dr Charles Sand Road, Soesdyke, he murdered 10-year-old Belika George, and four-year-old Daniel Blanchard. Six-year-old Joy Blanchard had also sustained numerous chop wounds about her body and was hooked up to a life support machine at the Georgetown Public Hospital (GPH) for several days before succumbing to the injuries…..