69-year-old Renwick Alexander called “Pompey” who was initially sentenced to 56 years imprisonment for killing his friend, Carl Thomas was on Tuesday given a 12 and a half year sentence after he re-entered a plead.
Thomas was knifed to death on November 3, 2010 in Georgetown and was handed down the 56-year sentence by Justice Navindra Singh in 2014 after he was found him guilty of murder.
However, when his matter came up for a High Court retrial, he opted to forego those proceedings and pleaded guilty to the lesser count of manslaughter.
Justice Singh who presided again, this time sentenced him to 12 1/2 years imprisonment, ordering the court to deduct the time Alexander spent on remand.
He was represented by Nigel Hughes while the State’s case was presented by attorney Teriq Mohammed.
55-year-old Thomas of Lot 35 John Street, Lodge succumbed while receiving treatment at the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC).
He was said to have sustained a single stab wound which punctured vital organs at the hand of Alexander.
Alexander and the deceased reportedly grew up together and were said to be fighting over missing clothes on the day of the incident.