Serial 2315

P 231030Z OCT 79
FM BOGOTA (89-4)
TO DIRECTOR PRIORITY (89-4286) 076-23
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RYMUR.

Re Butel 10/13/79.

The following was received by immediate teletype from the Amembassy [American Embassy], Georgetown, Guyana:

Begin text: First indictment. The State against Larry Layton. In the High Court of the Supreme Court of Judicature of Guyana. (Criminal Jurisdiction). County of Demerara. Presentment of the Director of Public Prosecutions for Guyana. Larry Layton is charged with the following offenses: First Count. Statement of offense. Murder, contrary to Section 100 of the Criminal Law (Offenses) Act, Chapter 8:01. Particulars of offense. Larry Layton, on the 18th day of November, 1978, in the County of Essequibo, murdered Leo Ryan. Punishment – death. End text.

Second through fifth and final count of first indictment cover murders of Bob Brown, Don Harris, Gregory Robinson, and Patricia Parks. Same statements and particulars of offense. First indictment signed by E.A. Romao, Director of Public

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Prosecutions.

Begin text: Second indictment. The State against Larry Layton. In the High Court of the Supreme Court of Judicature of Guyana. (Criminal Jurisdiction). County of Demerara. Presentment of the Director of Public Prosecutions for Guyana. Larry Layton is charged with the following offenses: A. First Count. Statement of offense. Attempt to commit murder, contrary to Section 103 (G) of the Criminal Law (Offenses) Act, Chapter 8:01. Particulars of offense. Larry Layton, on the 18th day of November, 1978, in the County of Essequibo, discharged a loaded firearm at Monica Bagby with intent to murder her. (Maximum punishment – life imprisonment.)

Second count. Statement of offense. Attempt to commit murder, contrary to Section 103 (G) of the Criminal Law (Offenses) Act, Chapter 8:01. Particulars of offense. Larry Layton, on the 18th day of November, 1978, in the County aforesaid, wounded Monica Bagby with intent to murder her. C. Third Count. Statement of offense. Attempt to commit murder, contrary to Section 103 (G) of the Criminal Law (Offenses) Act, Chapter 8:01. Particulars of offense. Larry Layton, on the 18th day of November, 1978,

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in the County aforesaid, discharged a loaded firearm at Vern Gosney with intent to murder him. D. Fourth count. Statement of offense. Attempt to commit murder, contrary to Section 103 (G) of the Criminal Law (Offenses) Act, Chapter 8:01. Particulars of offense. Larry Layton, on the 18th day of November, 1978, in the County aforesaid, discharged a loaded firearm at Dale Parks with intent to murder him. E. Fifth count. Statement of offense. Unlawful possession of firearms, contrary to Section 23 (1) of the National Security (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act, Chapter 16:02. Particulars of offense. Larry Layton, on the 18th day of November, 1978, in the County aforesaid, without lawful authority, had in his possession a firearm, that is to say, a revolver. (Maximum punishment – imprisonment 10 years & a whipping or flogging) F. Sixth count. Statement of offense. Unlawful possession of ammunition, contrary to Section 23 (1) of the National Security (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act, Chapter 16:02. Particulars of offense. Larry Layton, on the 18th day of November, 1978, in the County aforesaid, without lawful authority, had in his possession

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a quantity of ammunition. (Maximum punishment – imprisonment 10 years & a whipping or flogging).(Sgd.) E.A. Ramao, Director of Public Prosecutions.

FBIHQ requested furnish above to San Francisco.

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Originally posted on November 9th, 2020.

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