Deputy DPP orders inquest into stabbing death of 17-year-old

Deputy Director of Public Prosecutions, Joan Honore-Paul, has ordered an inquest into the stabbing death of 17-year-old Reshard Singh, which occurred on Monday 12th February, 2018, in the Chaguanas district.

A 29-year-old man of Carsen Field, who had been detained in relation to the killing, has been released pending the outcome of the inquest. Singh, of Brad Street, Ramsaran Park, Chaguanas, was walking along the Southern Main Road, Chaguanas, in the vicinity of Factory Road, when he got into an altercation with a group of men.

DPP gets file on death of 17-month-old girl

Police have forwarded a file to the Director of Public Prosecution on 17-month-old Nyla Sanchez who died at her St Paul Street home on Thursday night.

Investigators are awaiting instructions on the laying of charges.

The baby's mother, Amanda, is reported to have left her and a four-year-old brother unattended at home. 

She returned home an hour later to find the baby unresponsive and frothing at the mouth. 

Relatives rushed her to the Port-of-Spain General Hospital and police were called in after doctors found dry blood below her head.