CCJ Restores Jury Verdict In Lusignan Massacre Trial

11 May 2018

The Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) today restored the 2013 acquittals of Mr. James Hyles and Mr. Mark Williams for their alleged involvement in what has been dubbed the ‘Lusignan Massacre’, despite substantial procedural errors at trial.


On 6 January 2008, gunmen went from house to house in the peaceful village of Lusignan in Guyana with high powered rifles and killed eleven persons, five of whom were children, as they slept in their homes. Mr. Hyles and Mr. Williams were indicted on eleven counts of murder.



Access the full Media Release here: CCJ Media Release 17_2018