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Family rejects police account of what transpired prior to man's death

The family of a 36-year-old man who was found hanging at his Chaguanas home on Saturday, is disputing the police's reports of what transpired leading up to his death.

Vernon John was discovered hanging in his Edinburgh 500 home and police say he committed the act after allegedly stabbing his wife, a police officer, in the face with a pair of scissors.

But John's brother, Sean John, one of the lead singers for the band 'Sovereignty', is giving a different account of what occurred.

Imam: Family members who went to Syria to join ISIS, not coming back

Five family members of Imam Nazim Mohammed who travelled last year to war-torn Syria, where the Isis terror group operates, will not be returning to Trinidad.

Confirmation came Monday from 74-year-old Mohammed whose daughter, son-in-law and three teenage grandchildren who journeyed to Syria in 2015 have now settled there.

Mohammed, the Imam of the Masjid Umar Ibn Khattab Jamaat, Rio Claro, was responding to Government’s move to “red flag” as potential threats to national security the families of local men and women who went to Syria to fight for Isis.

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