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Duo to stand trial in High Court for Henry boys’ murder

Updated: May 27, 2022

Isaiah and Joel Henry

Magistrate Peter Hugh today committed Vinod Gopaul, called “Magga,” and Anil Sancharra, called “Dan Pole” and “Rasta,” to stand trial in the High Court for the brutal killing of Isaiah and Joel Henry, which occurred in September 2020.

Anil Sancharra, called ‘Dan Pole’ and ‘Rasta’

The duo appeared earlier today in the Blairmont Magistrate’s Court, where Magistrate Hugh ruled that a sufficient case was made out against the murder accused.

As such, they were committed to stand trial at the next convenient sitting at the Berbice Assizes.

Vinod Gopaul, called ‘Magga’

Gopaul and Sancharra were jointly charged and remanded to prison on January 15, 2021, for the murders of teen cousins, Isaiah and Joel Henry in the Cotton Tree Backdam, West Coast Berbice. They were murdered between September 5 and 6, 2020.

A post-mortem found that the two teenage cousins had died of haemorrhage and shock, due to multiple incised wounds.


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