The two men accused of executing the Lusignan massacre have been found not guilty. The jury returned with the verdict on Friday night, August 2, after their deliberations.
The men, James Anthony Hyles, aka ‘Sally’ and Mark Royden Williams, aka ‘Smallie’, were charged with murdering 11 people including children in Lusignan, East Coast Demerara in January 2008.
Following the not guilty verdict, lawyer for the men, Nigel Hughes made an application for bail, which was granted in the sum of $1.1M for James Hyles. Royden remains in jail, given the fact that he has other matters before the court.
The Lusignan massacre occurred in the dead of the night and sent shockwaves throughout the country, as several gunmen, shot and killed 11 people in their sleep.