Duo freed of Isaiah Henry’s murder


Vinood Gopaul and Anil Sanchara, who were on trial for the murder of Isaiah Henry, were freed today. 

The duo made another court appearance today at the Blairmont Magistrate’s Court before Magistrate Peter Hugh.  

During the hearing, the Magistrate agreed with attorney Dexter Todd, who is representing the two accused, that the State had not produced sufficient evidence to pin the charge against the duo. 

Akash Singh, the other suspect, accused of the crime, was not represented by Todd. 

Nevertheless, the two will remain in police custody as the Preliminary Inquiry into the murder of Joel Henry gets underway. 

Singh was charged with two counts of murder – one for Isaiah and the other Joel. However, Sanchara and Gopaul were charged jointly for the murders.

The mutilated bodies of Isaiah, 16, and Joel, 18, were found on September 6, 2020, in the Cotton Tree Backdam in West Berbice. 

A post-mortem found that the Henry boys died from haemorrhage and shock due to multiple incised wounds.

They both sustained severed spines, along with multiple chops about the body. The killers carved out a huge ‘X’ on Isaiah’s head while they cut open Joel’s chest. It is suspected that the boys had died some 36 hours prior to being found.


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