Thirty-year-old Orange Walk resident Keith Gaynair was today sentenced to fifteen years in prison after being found guilty of Manslaughter for the stabbing death of eighteen-year-old New Hope Student Darrel Wade Jr.
Viewers may remember that Gaynair was accused back on September 24th 2013, of the murder of young and promising high school student, eighteen-year-old Darrel Wade Jr.
The 18- year-old student of New Hope High School, received three stab wounds, twice to the chest and once to the abdomen. The incident occurred while Wade rode his bicycle home after school amidst a crowd of other students who identified Gaynair as the person who inflicted the fatal wounds.
Gaynair however was found guilty of manslaughter instead of the original charge of murder following a trial at the Orange Walk Supreme Court which concluded in October of last year.
Of the fifteen year sentence a total of five years and four months were removed for time served leaving a total of nine years and eight months which he is expected to serve at the Belize Central Prison. We must note that once half his sentence has been served Gaynair will be eligible to apply for parole.
Gaynair was represented by attorney Richard Dickie Bradley, sitting for the Prosecution were Jaime Burns and Shanidi Chell.