Danielle Yearwood was almost nine months pregnant when she, her unborn son and the child’s father were murdered in Wallerfield on Monday afternoon.
Yearwood, 19, and husband Ricardo “Mamoo” Daloo left their home at La Plata Gardens, Valencia, earlier that day so she could undergo her final ultrasound when they were attacked by gunmen in Wallerfied around 4 pm.
When a news team from the T&T Guardian visited the couple’s home almost 24 hours after the incident, relatives were still trying to piece together what had transpired.
A 20-year-old National Energy Skills Centre (NESC) student who was released from prison last year is again behind bars after he was denied bail on several firearm-related offences.
Akiel Joseph, of Enterprise, Chaguanas, appeared in the Couva Magistrates’ Court on Monday charged with six offences arising out of an attempted robbery at a Chinese restaurant, as well as a housebreaking and larceny charge.
Two persons are expected to appear before the Siparia Magistrates’ Court today, after being arrested and charged for possession of 1.495 kilogrammes of marijuana for the purpose of trafficking, during an anti-crime exercise in the South Oropouche district.
Officers of the South Western Division Task Force (SWDTF), led by Cpls. George and Singh, conducted the exercise on Tuesday.
During the exercise, the officers carried out a search of a silver Nissan Note motor vehicle, which was parked along the Southern Main Road, South Oropouche, with two occupants.
Police are investigating a murder in Diego Martin in which the father of two police officers was shot dead.
The murder occurred on Eligon Avenue, Diego Martin.
The victim has been identified as Charles Campbell, the father of two WPCs.
Reports indicate that the assailants came and inquired about the driver of a vehicle parked outside Campbell's home.
One of Campbell's daughter called her father who was inside the house, and as he came out of the door he was shot several times by the gunmen before they escaped.
Investigations are ongoing.
Police are currently investigating a double-murder in Wallerfield in which a pregnant woman and a man are the victims.
The two were found dead in a vehicle on Brazil Road, Wallerfield this afternoon with gunshot wounds.
The man has been identified as Ricardo Daloo and the woman as Daniele Yearwood.
Reports indicate that around 4 pm, a neighbour heard several loud explosions and then the sound of a vehicle speeding off south unto the Churchill Roosevelt Highway.
The man seen in a recent social media post threatening and abusing a woman is due to appear before a San Fernando Magistrate today charged with wounding with intent and kidnapping against the 19-year-old victim.
Avalon Callender, 31, of Tomato Drive, Diego Martin, was charged with the offences after being arrested by officers of the Special Operations Response Team (SORT) and the San Fernando Criminal Investigations Department (CID) on Thursday 1st November, 2018, in the Gasparillo district.
Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley yesterday warned those involved in corruption, fraud and white-collar crime to watch out, as the proclamation of the Criminal Division and District Criminal and Traffic Courts will now go after wrongdoers.
Cabinet yesterday agreed that on December 1 the proclamation will go into effect.
The legislation is geared towards tackling corruption and complex fraud cases and will utilise specialised judges and magistrates to deal with corruption and white-collar cases in court.
A man seen in a recent social media post threatening and abusing a woman, has been arrested by officers of the Special Operations Response Team and the San Fernando Criminal Investigations Department.
The suspect, a 31-year-old of Ramai Trace, Debe, was held during an anti-crime exercise conducted under the supervision of Snr. Supt. Zamsheed Mohammed, around 2:30 pm today, at a house in Reform Village, Gasparillo.