Murder

Body of missing woman found

Weeks after a woman was raped, her partially nude body was found tied to a pipe at an abandoned house.

44-year-old Farrow of Morne Rush, Williamsville was discovered in a partially decomposed state at a house about 50 metres from her home.

According to reports, the owner went to the house around 8.50 this morning and saw a body lying on the ground.

He immediately went to the Gasparillo police station and returned with a team of officers, who the mother of six, lying on her back at the side of the house.

19-year-old in court charged with attempted murder

Ravi Ramroop, 19, of Claxton Bay is expected to appear before a San Fernando Magistrates’ Court today, charged with attempted murder.

According to police reports, on September 3rd Ramroop is alleged to have stabbed two male relatives during an altercation at a bar along Hermitage Road, Union Village around 11:00 pm.

The victims were taken to the San Fernando General Hospital for medical treatment, while the accused allegedly escaped on foot.

Ramroop was arrested by officers attached to the St. Margaret’s Police Station on September 18th following an investigation.

Second man charged with Mandela's murder

A second man charged with the murder of 33-year-old Kern Mandela, which occurred on Sunday 27th May, 2018, is due to appear before the Sangre Grande Magistrates’ Court.

Michael Lamorelle, 22, of Valencia, was also charged with possession of a firearm and ammunition, following advice received from Assistant Director of Public Prosecutions Tricia Hudlin-Cooper on Monday.

Mandela, a labourer, of Balandra Bay Road, Balandra, was at his home around 3:55pm with relatives, when three men, all armed with guns, entered the premises and fired several shots at the victim.

Man shot and killed in Carapichaima

A 34-year-old man has been shot and killed in Carapichaima.
According to reports Jason Richards was standing in front of a parlour near Aberdeen Drive along Orange Field Road when two men jumped out of a nearby vehicle and opened fire. 
Richards who was hit several times about the body died on the spot. The men escaped in another waiting vehicle, leaving the first one behind. Neighbours reported hearing 6 loud explosions.
This country’s death toll is over 380 for the year.  
Freeport Police, Central Division and the Homicide Bureau are continuing investigations. 

15-year-old committed to stand trial for ex-soldier's murder

The 15-year-old charged with the murder of former soldier, Calvert James, which occurred on Carnival Monday, February 27th, 2017, was yesterday committed to stand trial at the next sitting of the Assizes.

This follows the conclusion of a preliminary inquiry into the charge, which began in Monday 18th June, 2018, in the Port of Spain Children’s Court. Master Virgil Paul, sitting in the Port of Spain Children’s Court, on Thursday 13th September 2018, heard the case against the accused, of the Port of Spain Division, and committed the matter to trial.

Cunupia man charged with woman's murder

A Cunupia man has appeared before the Chaguanas Magistrates’ Court, charged with the murder of a woman whose partially burnt body was discovered, in the Cunupia district on Tuesday 4th September, 2018.

Mazud Nazir Rasheed, 29, a lorryman of Munroe Road, Cunupia, was remanded into custody when he appeared before Magistrate Christine Charles in the Chaguanas 1st Magistrates’ Court on Thursday 13th September, 2018.

The matter has been adjourned to Wednesday 10th October, 2018.

Arima labourer charged with murder of 62-year-old woman

An Arouca man, charged with the murder of 62-year-old Monica Ruiz, which occurred on Saturday 4th August, 2018, is due to appear before the Arima Magistrates’ Court, today.

Leon Logan, 30, a labourer of Five Rivers, Arouca, was charged following advice received from Assistant Director of Public Prosecutions Tricia HudlinCooper, on Saturday. 

Ruiz, of Sherwood Park, Arima, was last seen at her home around 5 pm on Friday 3rd August, 2018.

Her body, was discovered by relatives, bound and gagged, on Saturday 4th August, 2018.

Chaguanas man charged with murder of teenager

A Chaguanas man, charged with the murder of 19-year-old Darrell Mansingh, has appeared before the Chaguanas Magistrates’ Court, to answer to the charge.

Richard Ganese, also known as ‘Bhaggi’, 30, a labourer of Xavier Street, Chaguanas, appeared before Magistrate Christine Charles in the Chaguanas 1st Magistrates’ Court on Friday.

The matter was adjourned to Friday 5th October, 2018.

Mansingh, a welder of Chase Village, Chaguanas, was last seen liming at a bar in Felicity, Chaguanas, around 10:30pm on Friday 4th August, 2017.

Arima man charged with murder of Tahilla St Clair

An Arima man is due to appear before a Siparia Magistrate today, charged with the chopping death of Tahilla St. Clair, which occurred on Monday 3rd September, 2018. 

Kester D’abreo, 31, a labourer of Malabar, Arima, was charged with the offence, following advice received from the acting Deputy Director of Public Prosecutions, Angelica Teelucksingh, on Sunday 9th September, 2018. 

St Clair, 27, was at her Beach Road, Palo Seco home around 11:50 pm with her five-year-old son on Monday 3rd September, when she was attacked by a man known to her. 

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