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Lynch gets 30 years for murder of Maxwell John


Kenute Lynch will serve the next 30 years of his life locked behind bars, for the July 18, 2007 murder of Maxwell John of Layou.{{more}}

High Court Judge Frederick Bruce-Lyle on Friday, March 23, slapped the sentence on the Layou resident, who was convicted on February 24, 2012.

John was shot in the back on the night of July 18, 2007, following an incident at Texier Road, Layou. He succumbed to his injuries at the Milton Cato Memorial Hospital October 16, 2007.

In a Social Inquiry report read in court, several persons interviewed did not paint a good picture of Lynch, some even stating that Layou is much quieter since his incarceration.

In conclusion, the report also stated that Lynch’s prospect of rehabilitation and reform are remote at this time.

At the trial, Lynch denied the charge and told the court that he was at his mother’s home the night the shooting took place.

Several witnesses said they saw Lynch clad in army attire when he pulled a gun from his waist and shot John in his back, as he was sitting on a wall at Texier Road.

Lynch was represented by attorney Kay Bacchus-Browne.

Crown Counsel Colin John led the prosecution’s case.