20 years for Ocean View murder

2017-12-19 06:00

Ocean View police have secured a successful sentencing in a murder case.

Liam Hendricks was found guilty of six charges, including the murder of Ghadija Harris, two charges of attempted murder and three charges of armed robbery, says Ocean View police spokesperson Captain Leon Fortuin. Hendricks was sentenced to 18 years imprisonment for murder, 15 years imprisonment for the three armed robberies and 10 years direct imprisonment for the two attempted murders.

“All his sentences will run concurrently except for the two year sentence of attempted murder. The detectives of Ocean View worked tirelessly to gather information and created a watertight case after proving to the court that three unknown males with hoodies and their faces covered with balaclavas entered the premises where Ghadija and friends were. The suspects demanded the rings of the victims,” Fortuin explains.

The crimes took place on 16 January last year. Two of the suspects opened fire, killing Ghadija and injuring two others.

Cellphones and jewellery were stolen and the motive behind the attack was gang-related, Fortuin adds.

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