Burga To Be Sentenced Next Week


Double-murder convict Calvin “Burga” James will be sentenced for several serious charges in the High Court on March 12. The sentencing was originally scheduled for Thursday but was postponed.

Last month, James pleaded guilty to two counts of murder for the death of his niece, Tahisha Thomas and his nephew’s girlfriend, Sanchezca Charles.

The women were shot dead during an incident in Donovans on October 5, 2018.

He also pleaded guilty to shooting with intent to murder since he also shot his nephew, Lawrence James during the same incident

James went on the run after the incident and dominated national headlines for over three months before he was captured by police.

At the time of this incident, the defendant was on bail for charges from another violent incident, in which he attack other family members in 2015.

Last July, he pleaded guilty to attempted murder of his niece, Amanda James and wounding his sister, Ineta Liburd with intent.

During that incident, the man used a taser gun to stun his sister and beat her with a piece of wood.

He later attacked his niece, chopping her about her body with a cutlass.

The court had adjourned sentencing for the 2015 case as it awaited the indictment of the 2018 matter to be put before the accused.

The prosecution indicated they will not be seeking the death penalty citing case law and James’ guilty pleas.

However, the defendant could be sentenced to life in prison on the murder charges.

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    • The only leniency is that he should be hung by the neck until dead, according to the law. That IS leniency, and it is justice.

  1. Life is not worthy.. he needed to be hang. Will he be hang if he escape prison and go after the family again and take another life? There is always that chance if he is breathing.
    Maybe the police is waiting for him to make that move then carry out some well deserved justice…..

  2. I am still wondering who is the victim….. Is it Burga or is it his family members who got shot…….? Yes I may sound a bit controversial but according to the story, it appears that Burga has been provoked based on the alleged family feud… The bible clearly states provoke not to anger… I certainly agree that what Burga did certainly was not right…. Life is sacred! He did not give life and so, he has no right to take any… In addition there is consequences to one’s actions…. Now, if Burga is considered a victim in this instance, I assume every action creates a reaction…. However, I will certainly not agree with the reaction of taking a life… We cant allow our emotions to take the best of us especially when we are upset about anything……In the end there will and can be regrets…….

    • @ Bluddy Bloke the same bible you using to justify his brutal killings.. states “an eye for an eye” it also say if the right hand offend you chop it rass off…………

  3. I get the impression that Burga felt “bullied” and “taken advantage of” by his sister. He resorted to making reports to the police and when that didn’t help, he took the law into his own hands.

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