22-year-old man charged with murder of 72-year-old Arima woman

Wednesday, March 22, 2017 - 16:45

A 22-year-old man of Block 22 Laventille and KP Lands Valencia appeared before an Arima Magistrate Court today charged with the murder of an elderly woman which occurred sometime between January 27th and 28th, 2017.

Cynthia Matthews, 72, who held dual citizenship to the United States and Trinidad and Tobago, was found dead at her home located at Circular Road, Arima, with multiple stab wounds about the body.

Derek John, also called ‘Kevin Evangelist’ and ‘Abdul Malick’, appeared in the Arima Magistrate 1st Court, before Magistrate Gillian Scotland, where the matter was postponed to April 19th, 2017.

Director of Public Prosecutions, Roger Gaspard SC, on 21st March, 2017, gave instructions to the police to charge the accused. 

PC Schankar Bedessiee laid the charge.