Laventille man charged with murder

A Laventille man has appeared before a Port of Spain Magistrate charged with the murder of Danny Baptiste, which occurred on Friday 2nd November, 2018.

Rolando Mitchell, 31, a labourer of Red Hill, Morvant, appeared before Chief Magistrate Maria Busby Earle-Caddle in the Port of Spain 8th Magistrates’ Court on Monday to answer to the charge.

The victim, a 38-year-old of Arneaud Lane, Morvant, was standing in the vicinity of Deuces Casino, Independence Square South, Port of Spain, on Friday 2nd November, 2018, when he was approached by a man known to him.

An argument ensued during which the victim was stabbed several times about the body.

The suspect attempted to escape on foot but was quickly intercepted by officers of the Emergency Response Patrol, along George Street, Port of Spain.

The victim was taken to the Port of Spain General Hospital for treatment, where he died.

Investigations were supervised by ASP (Ag.) Suzette Martin, of the Homicide Bureau of Investigations (HBI) Region 1.

Charges were laid by PC Francis, of the HBI Region 1, on Saturday 10th November, 2018, following advice received from Assistant Director of Public Prosecutions, Tricia Hudlin-Cooper.

The matter was adjourned to Tuesday 4th December, 2018.