A former soldier has begun to testify against eight men accused of kidnapping and murdering real estate agent Gerald Gopaul, almost 15 years ago.
Hours after hearing the shots that ended her son’s life, a woman found her son’s lifeless body mere metres from her home.
Vaundell Joseph, 28, was found dead in a drain which ran along a track which connected his home to Upper St Vincent Street, Tunapuna at around 6:15 am yesterday.
The discovery was made by his mother as she made her way through the pathway, and spotted her son, lying facedown in a bloodied vest.
Joseph was a handyman, Guardian Media was told.
The adult who allowed a child to cling onto the driver's door of a moving vehicle has been reported to the police.
Video of the incident was captured by a stunned observer and circulated online last week.
The Children's Authority issued a statement today announcing that it asked the police to investigate.
The Authority said the reckless move could have brought harm or death to the child.
Under the Children's Act, it is an offence to expose a child to possible injury.
A High Court judge has ordered the police to charge an acting inspector by 7 pm today(Monday, March 9th) or release him.
Justice Margaret Mohammed gave the order this afternoon at the Hall of Justice, Port-of-Spain.