33-year-old Rio Claro labourer charged with murder

Tuesday, June 13, 2017 - 11:00

A Rio Claro man is will appear before a Rio Claro Magistrate today, charged with the murder of Bhim Bhipram, of Guayaguayare Road, Rio Claro, which occurred on Sunday 5th February, 2017.

Linton Cooper, 33, a labourer of Guayaguayare Road, Rio Claro, was charged with the murder, after advice was received from Director of Public Prosecutions, Roger Gaspard, SC, on Monday 12th June, 2017.

Bhipram, 52, a gardener, was discovered dead on Monday 6th February, 2017, following a fire which destroyed his home.

His charred body, which was found inside the wooden structure, also bore gunshot wounds to the head and neck.

Prior to the incident, the victim is alleged to have had a dispute with the accused over a bag of dasheen.

Cooper, was charged by Cpl Suresh Ramsahai, of Homicide Bureau of Investigations, Region 2.