A Maraval man is expected to appear before a Port of Spain Magistrate May 18 charged with the murder of his brother, Atilola Josiah Herod, which occurred on May 12, 2020.
Stephen Linton, 25, of Paramin Village, Maraval, was charged with the offence following advice received from Director of Public Prosecutions, Roger Gaspard SC, on May 15.
According to police reports, Mr. Herod, 20, also of Paramin Village, Maraval, was asleep at his home on May 12, when a male relative entered his bedroom and hit him several blows to the head with a piece of iron before running off.
He died at the scene. Linton was arrested by officers of the Western Division in connection with the incident on the same day and handed over to Homicide Bureau of Investigations (HBI) Region 1, officers.
The charge was laid by PC Callendar of HBI, Region 1, on May 15.