A 33-year-old man has been charged with murdering his sister and brother-in-law, attempting to murder his other sister, and wounding his father.
The suspect is expected to make a virtual appearance before a magistrate, later today.
Guardian Media understands the charges were laid last night on the advice of the Director of Public Prosecutions. Police had been searching for the suspect for more than a week following the brutal cutlass attack on November 7th at Farmer Trace, Sancho Road, New Grant.
The suspect was arrested last Thursday while hiding out in a forest camp at New Lands, Guayaguayare.
The police also found a cutlass which has since been sent for analysis to determine whether it was the murder weapon.
According to initial reports, on November 7th at around 10:50 pm Anterro McQueen, 52, was at home with his wife Indra Jagroop, 42, when the suspect called out to them.
When McQueen went outside to respond, he was chopped on the neck and head. The suspect then allegedly attacked his sister Indra when she ran to her husband’s assistance.
Her left hand was chopped off, but doctors were able to reattach it. On hearing the commotion, Indra’s 72-year-old father Manickchand Jagroop went outside and also was chopped. The suspect then allegedly went to the nearby home of his sister Monica, 35, and chopped her multiple times. Both Monica and McQueen died at the scene.