12 years Imprisonment for Henry Lauriano Print E-mail
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Thursday, 27 September 2012 00:00

Henry LaurianoOn Tuesday, September 25th, 43-year-old Henry Lauriano AKA "Tyson" appeared in Magistrate's Court where he was sentenced to 12 years imprisonment.

Lauriano was sentenced after he was found guilty of robbing his friend and stabbing him in the palm of his right hand. He appeared before Magistrate Dale Cayetano.

In court, George Griffith told the court that on December 28th, 2011, at about 11:30 p.m., he, two other friends and another man, known to him as Williams, were playing dominoes in an open lot at #48 Amara Avenue, when a man, known to him as Tyson and Henry, approached him and asked him for money. Griffith told him that he was broke; that’s when Lauriano showed him a shiny object which resembled a knife. At that point, Griffith decided to stop playing dominoes and instead he decided to go home.

According to Griffith, as he was walking towards his home, Lauriano approached him, stopping him from going home. Lauriano then began to throw stabs at Griffith to put up his right hand to block his face from being injured. As a result, he was stabbed to the palm of his right hand.

After being stabbed, Griffith testified that he held his hand in pain and that’s when Tyson (Lauriano) pushed his hand into his pants pocket and stole his $45 in cash. Griffith, fearing for his life, ran home with his hand bleeding. The injury caused damages to his tendons.

 In mitigation, Lauriano asked the Magistrate and court to be lenient as he never had any intention to do something like that. He admitted that he and Griffith had been having problems for years.  He says that it stemmed from a previous incident, which had occurred 8 months prior when he had done some work for one of Griffith’s relative and he claims he was not paid.

The Magistrate told Lauriano that since he had no previous conviction for any offenses or crimes of violence and dishonesty, he imposed 7 years for the crime of grevious harm and 5 years for robbery.