RAKESH DAVID

A 25-year-old man with dual citizenship (Canada and T&T) is expected to appear before a Port of Spain Magistrate on Friday, charged with the murders of his grandmother, mother and brother, which occurred on September 24. 

Zachary David, was also charged with possession of a firearm, possession of ammunition, possession of firearm to endanger life and possession of ammunition to endanger life, following advice received from Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP), Roger Gaspard  

SC on Thursday.  

The victims, Kumari Kowlessar-Timal, 77, of O’Meara Road, Arima and Radeshka Timal, 48, and Zachary David, 22, both Canadian nationals and both of Don Miguel Road, San Juan, were found at the San Juan address, with gunshot wounds to their heads on September, 24. 

The accused was arrested by officers of the Homicide Bureau of Investigations (HBI), Region 2, on that same date.  

Investigations were supervised by ASP Douglas and Insps. Hosein, Sylvester and Ramjag, all of HBI Region 2. 

David was charged by Sgt. (Ag.) Fareed Mohammed, also of HBI Region 2, on Friday morning. 

Homicide investigators are said to be trying to ascertain just how the murder weapon was brought into the country undetected.  

Officers are puzzled as to how a pistol, which is registered in Canada, was able to pass all border security check points.  

They say the weapon is a match for the bullets found at the murder scene.