Murder accused to appear in court today

Sunday, April 17, 2016 - 20:00

A 24-year-old man charged for the murder of British national Adrian St. John will appear in court today.

The accused who was pointed out in an identification parade on Thursday night is expected to appear before a Tunapuna Magistrate.

Director of Public Prosecutions Roger Gaspard SC gave instructions to charge the 24-year-old on Friday evening.

He was formally charged with the offences around 8 am on Saturday.

St John, 22, was shot during a robbery attempt in San Juan, Trinidad was, at the time, picking up a male relative of two female passengers when all three were robbed of their cash and mobile phones.

St John was allegedly told to drive away, but as he was doing so, one of the men fired a single shot to the head.