by Donella Hosten
61-year-old Albert Alexis of DeBlandeau, St Andrew, who found himself facing the wrath of the law, was sentenced to life in prison by Justice Paula Gilford on Friday, 27 October 2017.
Alexis was found guilty of Non-Capital Murder on 19 May 2017 by a 12-member jury, approximately 2 years after he inflicted multiple stab wounds to 31-year-old Alston Henry of the same village, who died from hypovolemic shock.
Although there were no eyewitnesses to the incident, Alexis’ case was based on circumstantial evidence, as well as the pathologist’s medical report.
Alexis was represented by Attorney-at-Law Anselm Clouden, who, in a previous sitting informed the media that they would be taking steps after due consideration of the case. Whether they will appeal the decision of the court remains unknown at this time. Alexis will remain incarcerated at Her Majesty’s Prison until further notice.