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“Smallie” goes on trial over murder of Soldier in 2008

The trial of Mark Royden Williams, who is accused of murdering a Soldier in 2008, will commence on June 27, 2022, before High Court Judge Sandil Kissoon.

Williams, known as “Smallie,” is currently serving a death sentence for the 2008 Bartica massacre.

The charge against Smallie states that on January 23, 2008, he murdered Ivor Williams at Buxton, East Coast Demerara (ECD). Williams was a member of the Guyana Defence Force (GDF).

Media reports are that at about 20:30h, several armed men ambushed a GDF vehicle, which was returning to Camp Ayanganna from an administrative duty in Berbice.

According to reports, the gunmen confronted the Soldiers in a shoot-out during which Williams was fatally shot and two others were injured.

Smallie, is no stranger to law Enforcement Officers as he would have been before the Courts on a number of charges. In fact, last year, he was freed of two counts of murder after a jury found him not guilty of killing two men in 2007.

In 2017, Smallie along with Dennis Williams were sentenced to death after being found guilty of murdering 12 persons during the 2008 Bartica massacre. The duo has since moved to the Court of Appeal seeking to overturn their convictions and sentence.


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