Belmont man in court for 2017 double murders

Monday, January 20, 2020 - 13:15

A  Belmont  man  is  expected  to  appear before  a  Port  of  Spain Magistrate today charged with a double murder in 2017—the murders of  Mukhtar Ali and Jamal Modeste—as well a charge of shooting with intent against a female victim, which occurred on Sunday 3 December 2017.

24-year-old hospital attendant, ANTHONY MOORE (alias ‘Chico’), of St. Francois Valley  Road,  Belmont,  also was  charged  with  possession  of  firearm and possession  of  ammunition,  following  advice  received  from  Director  of Public Prosecutions, Roger Gaspard SC, on Friday 17 January 2020.

According to official police reports, 25-year-old Mukhtar Ali (aka ‘Taboo’) and 29-year-old Jamal Modeste—both of Belmont—were in  the company of a female friend at Modeste’s home on Sunday 3 December 2017, when they were shot at by an armed assailant.

Ali died on the scene, while Modeste and the female victim were taken to hospital for treatment where Modeste died.

Extensive investigations  were  launched, which  resulted  in  Moore  being arrested in connection with the incident.

Investigations were supervised by W/Supt. (Ag.) Martin, Insp. (Ag.) Persad and Sgt. Mongroo, all of Homicide Bureau of Investigations (HBI), Region 1, while  Moore  was charged by PC Pereira, also of HBI Region I, on Friday 17 January 2020.



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