By Linda Straker
John Redhead, the 23-year-old from St David — who in 2012 was arrested and charged for the death of 19-year-old Akera Lalgie, was on Tuesday, 5 May 2015, sentenced to 25 years in jail.
The dismembered body of Lalgie was discovered in a garbage bin on Thursday, 26 July 2012, by a homeless man. Police were alerted and investigations by the Criminal Investigating Department led to the murder scene in a secluded area within the town of St George’s.
During a search of the area, an offensive weapon and personal belongings of the victim were recovered. An autopsy performed on Saturday, 28 July 2012, revealed that Akera died as a result of hypovolemic shock.
The former secondary school teacher was sentenced at the St George’s Number 2 Court.