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Guyana: Man gets 80 years for killing wife

MEGUEL Barker who was on trial for the 2015 murder of his wife at Bagotville, was on Monday afternoon sentenced to 80 years’ imprisonment after a 12-member jury found him guilty.

The verdict was unanimous and was returned after a few hours of deliberations in the Georgetown High Court before Justice Navindra Singh.

Justice Singh in handing down his sentence told the accused: “You went there, you got caught, you went back and attacked her and you are asking this court for mercy”.

The judge imposed 10 years for premeditation/domestic violence, considering the prevalence after he started at a base of 60 years, bringing the total years in jail to 80 years.

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