Last Updated on Thursday, 27 October 2016, 8:05 by Denis Chabrol
A man, his wife, and their friend, who were jointly charged in the 2010 murder of Pomeroom farmer Victor Williams, will soon stand trial in the High Court.
The charge against Frank Henry, Josephine Henry, and Trevor Abrams is that on July 22, 2010, at Pomeroom, they murdered Williams called ‘Willo’. They were not required to plead to the indictable charge when it was read to them on July 27, 2010, by the then Acting Chief Magistrate Melissa Robertson.
At the time, the unrepresented Abrams, when given a chance to speak in court had claimed that he solely committed the act in self-defence and his other two counterparts had nothing to do with the crime.
An injured Williams’ was discovered by one of his sons on July 23, 2010 at Friendship, Canal, Lower Pomeroon. He had sustained wounds to his forehead and leg. His wife, Ivy Williams, had reportedly revealed to police that her son had told her that his father had identified his killers before he succumbed to his injuries.
On the day of the murder, at Friendship, the female Williams and her husband were attending a wedding a mile away from their residence. The woman had recounted that at the wedding her husband was seen socializing with friends. She noted that later in the evening, her son-in-law, Dexter Benjamin, approached her and questioned her about the whereabouts of her husband, to which she had replied that she’d seen him with some friends earlier.
The dead man’s two sons were then summoned by their mother to go in search of their father, following which the gruesome discovery was made.
Both sons had later assisted their father out of the trench and subsequently transported him to the Charity Hospital where he was pronounced dead. Police had recovered a blood stained T-shirt, a hat and a pair of slippers from the scene.
The matter will be called at the next criminal assizes sometime early next year.