April 7, 2021
Mark Henry, a relative of the Henry cousins who were found murdered in the Cotton Tree backlands, West Coast Berbice last year, was yesterday charged with the slaying of Surojdeo Deochand.
Henry, also known as `Chips Man’, 24, of Lot 32 South Public Road, Mon Choisi, West Coast Berbice, appeared before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan at the Georgetown Magistrate’s Court 1, where the charge was read to him.
The man, who was represented by attorney Nigel Hughes, was not required to plead to the indictable charge and was ordered to return to court on April 28, 2021.
Deochand’s relatives previously said, he was arrested for questioning in connection with the murders of Joel Henry and Isaiah Henry. Mark Henry is the brother of Joel Henry. However, they said he was released after 72 hours after which he began to receive threats.
He was found dead in the kitchen at his Number Three Village, West Coast Berbice home with chop wounds.
Police allege that Henry confessed to killing Deochand as revenge for the murder of his brother.
Following a wanted bulletin issued for him, he turned himself in to the Criminal Investigation Department (CID), Eve Leary.