Brothers charged with Princes Town murder

A Princes Town man and his brother are jointly charged for the murder of Brent Richardson, which occurred on Sunday 28th January, 2018.

Oneil West, 29, a maintenance worker, of King Street, Princes Town, was charged with murder, following advice received from Deputy Director of Public Prosecutions, Joan Honore-Paul, on Thursday 15th March, 2018.

He is expected to appear before Magistrate Michelle Maharajh-Brown, in the Princes Town 1st Magistrates’ Court today.

The younger brother of the accused, Kesneil West, 28, also a maintenance worker, was on Tuesday 13th March, 2018, charged in connection with the same incident.

The charge of murder was laid at the Golden Grove Prison, Arouca, where Kesneil is on remand for a charge of marijuana possession.

He appeared before a Princes Town Magistrate, on Wednesday 14th March, 2018, to answer to the charge of murder.

Richardson, 42, a mason, of Lothian’s Road, Princes Town, was found in the vicinity of the Princes Town Market, with a gunshot wound to the head, on Sunday 28th January, 2018.

He was taken to the Princes Town Health Facility, where he later died. Investigations were supervised by Insp. Darryl Corrie and Cpl Rajesh Radikissoon, both of Homicide Bureau of Investigations, Region 3, while West, was charged by PC Chad Vialva, on Friday 16th March, 2018.

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