Convicted killer, who escaped from Lusignan Prison last year, recaptured

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Recaptured Shazam Khalil

A murder convict, who escaped from the Lusignan Prison on June 8, 2021, was recaptured Saturday evening.

The prison escapee, Shazam Khalil, was nabbed around 22:30hrs, at Number 2 Blairmont Squatting Area, West Coast Berbice.

Director of Prison (ag) Nicklon Elliot confirmed that police in Blairmont, acting on information, recaptured the escapee at a house in the area. He was immediately taken into custody.

According to Elliot, he will be charged with escaping from lawful custody.

Meanwhile, the Prison Administration expressed its appreciation to the Guyana Police Force for their commitment and dedication that led to the recapture of Khalil.

Khalil, also known as ‘Boi’, of lot 53 Shields-town, West Bank Berbice, was admitted to prison on August 19th, 2016.

At the time of his escape, Khalil was serving a life sentence with the possibility of parole only after 24 years.

Khalil, who previously worked as a cane harvester, was sentenced to life imprisonment by Justice Jo-Ann Barlow for the murder of Sheniza Mohamed, his teenage ex-girlfriend, at Rosignol, West Coast Berbice in January 2015.