RYMUR Serial 2451
May 11, 1980 • 1805 • Georgetown-State • 2383

(Editor’s notes: The name in this serial who is deleted is FBI Special Agent Donald Hale, whose name appears more than 25 times in RYMUR serials. The deleted information from the memorandum – designated by brackets – which is known to the editor has been indicated by red type.

(This is a cable from the files of the State Department that was included in the FBI’s 2009 RYMUR release of documents under the Freedom of Information Act. It was not included in the State Department’s own release, but we have included identifying information for it using the agency’s designations.)

O 221805Z MAY 80
FM AMEMBASSY GEORGETOWN
TO SECSTATE WASHDC IMMEDIATE 2553
INFO DIRECTOR FBI ATTN SA [DONALD HALE] FBI SAN FRANCISCO WASHDC
GEORGETOWN 2383
E.O. 12065: NA
TAGS: CARR, GY (LAYTON, LAWRENCE [Laurence])
SUBJECT: TRIAL OF US CITIZEN LAWRENCE LAYTON

1. After two and one half hours of deliberation, the jury in the trial of US citizen Lawrence Layton for attempted murder brought in a verdict of not guilty on all four counts of the indictment. The jury had voted 10-2 to acquit on each of the four counts against Layton.

2. Following the verdict, prosecuting attorney V. Persaud informed Emboff [Embassy officer] that Layton would remain in custody until the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) decided whether or not to proceed against Layton with charges of murder and conspiracy to commit murder.

Roberts [George B. Roberts, Jr., American ambassador to Guyana]

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Originally posted on November 12th, 2020.

Last modified on June 21st, 2022.
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