Mother calls for full probe of Timehri inmate’s death

-says evidence contradicts claims of escape attempt

The mother of Winston Hinds, the murder accused who was shot dead at the Timehri Prison during a reported escape attempt just over a week ago, is calling for a full investigation of the circumstances surrounding his death as she maintains that there is evidence that he was unlawfully killed.

Vanessa Bess told Stabroek News yesterday that inmates who witnessed the events leading to her son’s death have told her that Hinds was shot after a confrontation with a prison officer.

“They [the prisoners] call me and tell me that he was wrongfully shot,” Bess said, while explaining that the men admitted to her that they had a fight with Hinds over a cigarette lighter, which led to the prison officers on duty moving to place him in a cell where the “bad boys” were being kept…..


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