Confessed murderer Boyd will appear in court for sentencing in March, after judge receives requested social-inquiry report

Jamaican national Linsome Anthony Boyd has admitted guilt in the murder of his girlfriend, Althea Henry.

Boyd appeared in the High Court of Justice on Friday, February 10, and entered a guilty plea when the indictment was read to him.

He was also charged with the attempted murder of Henry’s son, Tajmar Francis. However, he pleaded not guilty to that charge and guilty to the lesser count of wounding with intent to cause grievous bodily harm.

Boyd will now appear before Justice Collin Williams on March 16, when he is expected to be sentenced for both crimes.  However, a Social Inquiry Report into his background has been requested in the interim.

 Attorney Andrew Okola is representing him.

Boyd, who was 58 years old at the time, is alleged to have brutally taken Henry’s life and seriously wounded her son on Sunday, June 20, 2021.

He is alleged to have slashed his girlfriend’s throat in their Cashew Hill home. He later attacked Francis, who was 21, after he returned from running an errand.  The youth sustained wounds to his head and back, reportedly inflicted by Boyd with a mini cutlass.

This is the second time Boyd has been accused of a serious offence.

In 2017, he was charged with attempted murder for trying to kill Henry, whose head he allegedly bashed in and left for dead in a field in the Radio Range area.  It was alleged that Boyd placed cardboard boxes atop her body and left her along a footpath to die. 

Reports say that Henry later begged for leniency for Boyd, telling prosecutors she had forgiven him and did not wish to proceed with the matter. The case against him was subsequently dropped.