California man charged with murder

Wednesday, February 20, 2019 - 10:45

A 24-year-old man has been charged in connection with the murder of Mariana Moonisar and the wounding with intent of a relative and is scheduled to appear before the Chaguanas Magistrates’ Court.

Johnathan Ramroop, a labourer of Dow Village, California, was charged with murder, wounding with intent and possession of firearm and ammunition on Tuesday 19th February, 2019, following advice received from Deputy Director of Public Prosecutions, Joan Honore Paul.

On Friday 3rd August, 2018, at 5:15 am, the victims were proceeding in a silver Nissan Tiida along Brechin Castle Road when they approached by two male suspects, who shot at them.

Both Ms Moonisar and her relative sustained several gunshot wounds and were rushed to the hospital for treatment, where she later succumbed to her injuries.

The assailants made their escape on foot. Subsequent investigations led to Ramroop’s arrest by officers attached to the Homicide Bureau of Investigations (HBI) Region 3, on Saturday 9th February, 2019.

Investigations were supervised by Supt. Winchester, and charges were laid by WPC Callender, of the HBI Region 3.