Appeal Court upholds 20-year sentence for wife killer

Haydock Baxter

The Guyana Court of Appeal yesterday afternoon affirmed a 20-year sentence imposed upon Haydock Baxter for the fatal stabbing of his wife outside the Georgetown Prison.

The unrepresented Baxter, who had been hoping for a reduction, argued that his sentence for the 2006 crime was severe.

State prosecutor Mercedes Glasford contended, however, that not only was the sentence not harsh or severe, but that trial judge Dawn Gregory could not be regarded as having been wrong in principle when she imposed the sentence…..

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