SASCHA WILSON

A Princes Town couple is expected to appear in a virtual hearing in court today, charged with the murder of 44-year-old Christopher Hosein.

On Thursday, investigators were advised by Director of Public Prosecutions Roger Gaspard SC to charge the 23-year-old woman and her 32-year-old boyfriend with the crime. Hosein and the female suspect reportedly knew each other.

According to reports, Hosein was beaten and then set on fire while he was still alive. His charred body was found in his burnt vehicle on October 28 at a dirt road off Tasker Road, Ste Madeleine. The couple, who lives in the Fairfield community, was arrested later that day.

Hosein worked in the Judiciary as a health and safety officer and also was the managing director of Experts Fire and Safety Limited, which he operated at his St James Street, Princes Town home.

It is believed he was attacked at his home and then taken to the dirt road. Police said his body was still partially on fire when it was discovered. Duct tape was found across Hosein’s eyes and mouth, a rope was around his neck, and his hands were bound.

An autopsy revealed that death was due to blunt force trauma and smoke inhalation.

Investigations were supervised by Supt Shaun Dhillpaul of the Homicide Bureau of Investigations.