Teen charged with murder

A teenager has appeared before the Port-of-Spain Children’s Court charged with the murder of 47-year-old Lester Sookhai, which occurred in December 2018. 

The 16-year-old boy, of no fixed place of abode, was also charged with possession of a firearm and ammunition.

He appeared before Master Vijay Paul to answer the charges.

Sookhai, a shopkeeper of Maingot Road, Tunapuna, was at his business place along with a relative around 10 am on Tuesday 11th December 2018, when the suspect entered and shot him. 

The suspect escaped on foot.

Mentally-ill man murdered in Erin

Police are investigating the murder of a mentally-ill Erin man who was stabbed to death on Sunday afternoon.

Although investigators were told that a man was seen beating and stabbing Joseph Adams near Erin junction, no one was willing to give police an official statement. 

Reports are that around 4 pm on Sunday, Erin police were contacted after a passerby found Adams, 54, of St Francis Village, lying dead outside a bar near the police station.

When officers responded, they found him lying on the ground with blood oozing from his nose and chest.

Mother begs for justice for murdered sons

“Who kill my chil­dren?” wailed Gee­ta See­bran, 64, out­side the San Fer­nan­do High Court on Mon­day short­ly af­ter a Point Fortin man was found not guilty of the 2005 mur­ders of her two sons, Neil and Nigel See­bran.

The pros­e­cu­tion’s case was that four years af­ter the mur­ders Ka­reem Guade­loupe con­fessed to the po­lice the role he played in the mur­ders.

At his tri­al, he claimed the po­lice tricked him in­to sign­ing a con­fes­sion state­ment on the be­lief that he would be al­lowed to go home to his fam­i­ly.

Chase Village man murdered on way to first day of work

A 22-year-old Chase Village man has been found murdered in Carlsen Field on what was supposed to be his first day at work as a security officer.

The body of Ricardo Dixon of Bagna Trace, Chase Village was discovered around 6 am Thursday on Xeres Road, Carlsen Field.

The body bored several gunshot wounds.

Dixon had recently been employed with of Heller Security Limited.

Police said he left home to go to work at Price Plaza, Chaguanas.

He left on foot to catch a taxi.

Police are yet to establish a motive for the man's murder.

'Bean' murdered on Cockerton Street

Police are investigating the murder of a man on Cockerton Street in Port-of-Spain Wednesday morning.

The victim has been identified as Shawn Raymond who also goes by the name 'Bean' of Nelson Street.

He was shot at approximately 10.45 am this morning.

Police officers who responded rushed Raymond to the Port-of-Spain General Hospital where he died.

Cockerton Street is a short street that separates George and Nelson streets.

Police were not immediately clear on the motive for the killing.


Second man charged with estate constable's murder

A 26-year-old Arouca man is the second person to be charged with the murder of Cleavon Frederick.

Hilton George was charged with murder and assault with intent to rob, following advice received from Director of Public Prosecutions Roger Gaspard, SC, on Thursday 6th June, 2019.

Frederick, 44, an estate constable, of Ninth Avenue North, Barataria, was at his place of work, Boundary Liquour Mart, San Juan, on Wednesday 23rd January, 2019, when three men armed with guns entered and announced a robbery.

27-year-old man shot dead in Carenage

A 27-year-old man has been shot dead in Carenage, taking the murder toll to 223  for the year.

The deceased has been identified as David "Mango" Roberts.

According to a police report, Roberts was standing along Haig Street shortly after 5 am Friday when he was shot several times by gunmen.

He died on the scene.

Speaking with the Guardian Media Friday, concerned residents said the gang warfare in the area continues and have again called for increased police patrols in the area.