Biche farmer charged with double murder

A Biche gardener is expected to appear before a Rio Claro Magistrate charged with the 2010 double murder of Shantel Byer and her boyfriend, Jevon Ferris Murray.

Rishi Jawahir, 42, of Cunapo Main Road, Biche, was also charged with possession of firearm and possession of ammunition, following advice received from Deputy Director of Public Prosecutions, Joan Honore-Paul on Sunday.

Byer, 16, of Tunapuna and Murray, 20, of Biche, were walking along Cunapo Main Road, Biche, on Saturday 19th June, 2010, when they were approached by a gunman who shot at them.

The two victims died at the scene, while the assailant escaped.

Investigations into the double murder were recently reopened which resulted in the arrest of the accused at his home on Monday 20th May, 2019.

ASP (Ag.) Sean Dhilpaul of the Homicide Bureau of the Investigations, (HBI) Region 2, supervised investigations, while PC Adrian Hercules, also of HBI, Region 2, laid the charges against Jawahir, on Sunday.

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