A 16-year-old boy is expected to appear before a Magistrate virtually today, charged with the murder of Kowsil Ramkhelawan.
The suspect was charged with the offence following advice received from Director of Public Prosecutions, Roger Gaspard SC, on September 8th. Ramkhelawan, 71, of Coalmine, Sangre Grande, was at her home on August 24th, when she was stabbed with an icepick by a male assailant, who then ran off. She died at the scene.
The suspect was arrested on August 30th by officers of the Eastern Division in connection with the incident. Investigations were supervised by ASP Douglas of the Homicide Bureau of Investigations (HBI) Region 2, while the charge was laid by WPC Christine Jacob, also of HBI Region 2, on September 8th.