A psychiatric evaluation has been ordered for Omarley “Drop Sleep” Henry who yesterday admitted guilt to murdering his girlfriend, Shariece Henry.
He had entered the same plea on Monday but the court vacated it, given that he had no lawyer and the charge is a very serious one for which the maximum penalty is the death sentence.
After consulting with attorney Lawrence Daniels who was present in court on Monday and offered to help, the accused maintained his position before Justice Keith Thom in the High Court yesterday.
The lawyer confirmed to OBSERVER media that the convict – who displayed suicidal tendencies following the November 28, 2016 incident – has to undergo a psychiatric evaluation while a social inquiry report is being compiled by the Probation Department, all to help guide the court with its sentencing on March 23.
Omarley Henry allegedly stabbed/chopped to death the 22-year-old woman with whom he shared a four-year-old daughter.
He then fled the Perry Bay scene but surrendered to police three days later. Police then said he was taken to hospital after claiming he had ingested a poisonous substance.
He was treated, released into police custody, and later charged.