Autopsy: Man dumped in well died from blunt force trauma

An au­top­sy on the body of Romeo Mitchell, who died at a hos­pi­tal last week, con­firmed that his death was the re­sult of be­ing beat­en.

Post mortem find­ings from the Foren­sic Sci­ence Cen­tre re­vealed that Mitchell suf­fered mul­ti­ple blunt force trau­ma to the chest be­fore he was dumped in­side the Pe­nal Well #25 on March 18.

Sev­en days lat­er, Mukey Pierre, 24, a ven­dor from Siparia, was brought to the Siparia Mag­is­trates’ Court charged with un­law­ful­ly car­ry­ing away Mitchell from Vic­tor Street, Syne Vil­lage, Pe­nal.

The charge al­so stat­ed that he kid­napped Pierre with the in­tent to mur­der him at the Mo­ra Dam Road, Siparia.

Pierre was sent to the St Ann’s Hos­pi­tal, Port-of-Spain for a psy­chi­atric eval­u­a­tion. The au­top­sy re­sults mean that in­ves­ti­ga­tors will amend the file on their in­quiries in­to Mitchell’s death and ap­proach the Di­rec­tor of Pub­lic Pros­e­cu­tion’s of­fice to up­grade Pierre’s charge to mur­der.

Ac­cord­ing to re­ports, Mitchell, suf­fered spinal in­juries and bro­ken legs af­ter he was beat­en and dumped in the well lo­cat­ed in the Mo­ra Dam.

Un­able to move, he cried un­til res­i­dents heard him and he was res­cued by mem­bers of the Siparia Fire Sta­tion. Around 9 pm on March 26, he died. Be­fore his death, he was able to give po­lice a brief state­ment.

Reporter: Kevon Felmine

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