May 8, 2021

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‘Short Boss’ confesses to 2018 execution at Sophia birthday celebration


Travis Evans called “Short Boss” on Monday confessed to the execution-style killing of Ronsley Clarke, who was gunned down outside of a ‘C’ Field, Sophia, Georgetown shop in 2018.

Evans appeared before Justice Sandil Kissoon at the Georgetown High Court for murder but opted to plead guilty to the lesser count of manslaughter.

He confessed that on August 2,2018, at Sophia, he unlawfully killed Clarke. The state was represented by prosecutors Tyra Bakker and Lisa Cave. Evans is represented by attorney-at-law Mark Conway.

According to reports, on the day in question Clarke was at a birthday celebration at Sophia and was standing in front of a shop with some friends.

It is alleged that Evans walked up to Clarke and discharged three rounds from his firearm before making good his escape.

When Evans was arrested, he allegedly told the police that he and Clarke had an altercation prior to the incident and he decided to shoot Clarke as revenge.

Evans is already is before the court for another murder and rape. He was one of three prisoners who escaped from the Lusignan Prison on October 15, 2018. He was recaptured days after.

He is charged for the August 2018 murder of legal clerk Gregory Wayne Frank, during the course of a robbery at his Lot 686 Kuru Kururu, Soesdyke-Linden Highway home.

Evans is also on remand for the rape and the robbery charges which read that, on October 30, 2010, in the county of Demerara, while being armed with a knife, he robbed a woman of $650,500 and also raped her.

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