Royden Williams, who was on death row for Bartica massacre, is allegedly the mastermind behind the prison unrest. Williams is currently one of the escapees that security forces are looking for and it is alleged that Williams attempted to seek freedom since his arrest.
Williams is one of five persons who escaped. He was February this year sentenced to death for his part in the Bartica massacre of February 17, 2008. He was convicted on seven counts of murder and five counts of manslaughter.
The other escapees are Stafrei Hopkinson Alexander, who was charged for the April 4, 2015 murder of businesswoman Shevon Gordon, who was shot near her One Mile, Linden home during a robbery.
Dellon Henry called “Nasty man” who was charged for buggery, murder and illegal gun as a teenager was committed to stand trial in the High Court for the murder of East Ruimveldt resident, Dexter Griffith on September 29, 2015.
Uree Varswyck, an ex-policeman was charged for the December 2014 murder of Sterling Products Limited security guard, Wilfred Stewart and the execution-style killing of GGMC engineer, Trevor Abrams in 2015.
The fifth prisoner could not be identified. The escapees are armed.