Homicide detectives have wrapped up their investigations into the 2018 murder of Parliament clerk Marianna Moonisar.
On Thursday, senior officers of the Homicide Bureau of Investigations, Region Three, passed on their file to their legal officer.
It was expected to be submitted to the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions for instructions on whether or not to charge the 24-year-old Claxton Bay labourer who was accused of the crime.
The suspect was held by Central Division police on Friday and handed over to homicide officers over the weekend.
On the morning of August 3, Moonisar was on her way to work in Port-of-Spain. Her father, Roopchand “Chippy” Moonisar, a labourer at the Couva/Tabaquite/Talparo Regional Corporation was taking her to catch a bus.
While driving through Esperanza, they heard gunshots but did not know it was meant for them.
They were returning home around 5.15 pm and as they passed through the same area, gunmen again opened fire on the car.
This time, Moonisar, 28, was shot in her head while Roopchand was struck on the cheek. Bloodied and in tears, Roopchand flagged down a villager and begged for help. Moonisar was placed in the back of a station wagon.
“He was lying down, hugging up his daughter,” said the villager, who recalled that on the way to the Couva District Health Facility, Roopchand was crying and kept begging, “Mari, don’t leave me.”
They were eventually transferred to the San Fernando General Hospital where Moonisar died while receiving emergency treatment.
Roopchand underwent surgery for his injury. Back then, investigators believed that the gunmen were contracted to kill Moonisar.
Moonisar was said to have ended a three-year relationship with a police officer and had rejected his advances. Although there were talks that he was hiding from the police, investigators said, back then, that he was not a suspect.
Reporter: Kevon Felmine