Serial 420

R 250405Z NOV 78
FM AMEMBASSY GEORGETOWN
TO SECSTATE WASHDC 8200
UNCLAS GEORGETOWN 3932

E.O. 11652: N/A
TAGS: CARR CASC LAYTON, LAWRENCE JOHN
SUBJECT: W/W [Whereabouts/Welfare] -Arrests: Lawrence [Laurence] John Layton (aka Larry Layton)
REF: GEORGETOWN 3885

Arrest Report Update

1. Layton, Lawrence John

3. POB Greenbelt, Maryland

4. PPT [passport] # unknown; issued San Francisco CA

5. Vista Mont [Monte] Avenue (house number unknown) Berkely [Berkeley] CA

6. 18 November 1978

7. According to subject, “confused”

8. 5 counts murder, 3 counts attempted murder

9. Camp Street Prison, Georgetown

12M[.] Life imprisonment/execution by hanging. Note: Per prison director France, it is possible to obtain release for good

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behavior after 5 years serving a life sentence. Also per Mr. France, the death penalty has not been exercised since 1970, although its exercise is possible under statute.

13. No

14. Yes: Layton family

[Paragraphs 15 and 16 deleted]

17M[.] 24 November 1978; visited by Conffs [consular officers] Ellice and English

18. None yet

19. None alleged

A22. No

24. Department should notify Layton family. Address given in no. 15.

Burke [John Burke, U.S. Ambassador to Guyana]

Originally posted on March 24th, 2019.

Last modified on November 29th, 2020.
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