Suspects in Dr Broadbridge's murder formally charged

A Morvant couple will appear in the Port of Spain 8th Magistrates’ Court this morning, charged with the murder of Dr Claire Broadbridge, which occurred on Saturday 2nd September, 2017.

John Smith, 34, a joiner, and Virginia Nedd, 32, a janitor, both of Seales Avenue, Morvant, were charged with murder, after advice was received from Assistant Director of Public Prosecutions, George Busby, on Wednesday 13th September, 2017.

Dr Broadbridge, 80, a former director of the National Museum and Art Gallery, of Fondes Amandes Road, St. Ann’s, was found dead at her home on Saturday 2nd September, 2017, with her throat slit and stab wounds about the body.

The victim’s body was discovered in a bedroom after fire officers responded to a report of a fire at the house, which left the living room partially destroyed.

Smith and Nedd were charged by Insp. (Ag.), Glendon Richards, of Homicide Bureau of Investigations Region One on instructions from Supt. (Ag.), William Nurse on Wednesday 13th September, 2017.

Insp Creighton Hudson, Cpl Ameer Mohammed and PC Nikruma Porter were also involved in the investigation, which was spearheaded by W/ASP (Ag.) Suzette Martin.