The accused in the “Dutty Sunday” melee back in 2015 outside the Guinness Bar Night Spot in Manchester Corentyne that left two men dead and three seriously injured has been freed.
Bhiron Robertson called “Bouse “33 of Liverpool, Corentyne was on trial before Justice Brassington Reynolds and a mixed jury in the Berbice High Court.
Robertson was freed after the jury returned unanimous verdicts of not guilty on both counts.
He was facing two charges – one of manslaughter and another of felonious wounding.
One of the charges was that on December 27, 2015, at Manchester Village, he killed Mark Simon called Mark Lane, 28, of Liverpool Village. Robertson, who was initially hospitalized following the melee, was also indicted for the wounding of Samuel Fraser, called “Charlie”, 32, of Liverpool Corentyne. Simon was reportedly hacked to death outside the Guinness Bar night spot at Manchester during the brawl.
The brawl ended an ongoing tug-o-war between the two men over a woman called Ann or “Fluffy Tail” that ended in the melee that included cutlasses, knives and other implements at the “Dutty Sunday” free up.
Apart from Simon, Kempton Gray, called Tappin, 23, of Alness, Corentyne, also died. While apart from Fraser, Gary Tyndall, of Courtland, Corentyne, and Robertson, were also wounded and hospitalized.
Justice Reynolds took several hours to sum up the testimony to the jury and directed the panel on the points of the law. The jury subsequently retired and took just about one hour before returning with their unanimous verdicts on both counts.
When asked if he had anything to say, Robertson who was seen praying constantly during the trial and with hands raised during the jury deliberations, said thanks to this attorney, the jury and the judge.
Justice Reynolds in speaking to the now freed man told him he must thank the jury for their verdict. He asked him if he believes in God and told him that he should use the opportunity to change his life. “We were not there, only the Lord knows what transpired. You must be counting your lucky stars. The sentence for a crime like this is life in prison.”
Justice Reynolds then told the accused that he was free to go after admonishing him to change his life and convert his “Dutty Sundays” to clean Mondays to Sundays.
Robinson was represented by attorney at Law Arun Gossai.
The State’s case was presented by attorney at law Tuanna Hardy.
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