21-year-old ISAIAH MARTIN has been charged with the murder of Stefan Paul, which occurred on March 2nd, 2020. (Image: TTPS)

A St Joseph man is expected to appear in a virtual hearing before a Tunapuna Magistrate today, charged with the murder of Stefan Paul, which occurred on March 2nd, 2020.

Official police reports indicate that 21-year-old ISAIAH MARTIN, of Maracas, St. Joseph, was charged with the offence, following advice received from Assistant Director of Public Prosecutions, Tricia Hudlin-Cooper, on Monday 16th November 2020.

According to a statement from the Police Service, the body of 29-year-old Stefan Paul, of Cocorite Road, Arima, was found in a bushy area at Pepper Village, Maracas, St. Joseph, on Monday 2nd March, 2020. He had been beaten and stabbed several times.

The suspect, Isaiah Martin, was arrested in the Central Division on Monday 9th November 2020, in connection with the incident.

Investigations were supervised by ASP Douglas of the Homicide Bureau of Investigations (HBI), Region 2.

Martin was charged on Monday 16th November, 2020 by PC Benaldo, also of HBI Region 2.