Lorraine Griffith, the mother of Dexter Griffith who was shot and killed in 2015 at Warlock, was called to testify yesterday, when a trial into the murder of her son commenced before Justice Sandil Kissoon at the High Court in Georgetown.
Delon Henry, now 26, is on trial for the murder before a 12-member mixed jury. He was charged for another murder before.
The allegation is that on September 29, 2015, Henry murdered Griffith, formerly of Beterverwagting, East Coast Demerara.
Prosecutors Lisa Cave and Orinthia Schmidt, who are presenting the case for the State are expected to call 13 witnesses, among them police ranks.
According to Prosecutor Schmidt, on the day in question Henry shot and killed Griffith.
The first witness called by the State was Lorraine, who recounted her final moments with her son, whom she said would frequently visit her home to leave his young daughter in her care.
The mother told the court that about 17:30hrs on the tragic day, she was sitting in front of her gate, from where she watched her son played a game of football.
The witness recounted that after playing the sport; her son took a shower and was preparing to leave her home when someone called out for him. She said that Dexter walked up the road to ‘Warlock’, an area in East Ruimveldt, where she later met with him to tell him that his daughter was crying.
While there, she recalled that a man called ‘Gun butt’ rode up alongside her son and inquired about one ‘Delon.’
Lorraine added that she heard what appeared to be gunshots minutes after she walked off from the scene.
She said that she next saw people running away from the scene. According to the woman, she inquired from her son’s reputed wife about what had happened and she was informed that her son was shot.
Lorraine disclosed that she ran to the alleyway where she saw her son lying in a drain with numerous gunshot wounds. She added that her son was transported to the Georgetown Public Hospital Coporation, where he died.
This trial continues this morning.
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