Murder

Another Prison Officer Murdered

An early morning shooting has claimed the life of a Prison Officer attached to the Maximum Security Prison in Arouca. CNC3 News understands around 4 am the officer identified as 38-year-old Darren Francis was at his home located at Hillview Drive, Princes Town when he was ambushed. The armed assailant is said to have shot Francis once in the head. The police were contacted and discovered Francis lying in a pool of blood. He was taken to the District Health Facility but was pronounced dead on arrival.

Cumuto man charged with murder

A Cumuto man, who was arrested during an Operation Strike Back exercise, is expected to appear before the Sangre Grande Magistrates’ Court today, charged with the murder of David King.

King was murdered on Saturday 8th September, 2018.

Edison Small, a 38-year-old electrician of Tumpuna Road, Cumuto, was also charged with the malicious wounding of the 54-year-old Cumuto man, following advice received from Director of Public Prosecutions Roger Gaspard, SC, on Monday 15th October, 2018.

Murder in Morvant

Police are investigating a murder in Morvant.

The dead man has been identified as Atiba Joseph.

According to initial reports, Joseph was working on a box drain at Cipriani Avenue, Second Caledonia at around 1:30 pm, when he was shot.

He collapsed and fell down a precipice along the roadway.

Crime Scene Investigators are still on the location of the murder.

Morvant man to appear in court charged with murder

Hassam Mohammed, 36, of Never Dirty Road Morvant is expected to appear before a Port of Spain Magistrate today charged with the murder of Randy Woods and Nathaniel Cravador.

According to police reports the victims; 30-year-old Randy Woods aka ‘Ashes’ and ‘Fifty’, and 18-year-old Nathaniel Cravador aka ‘Baba’, both of Never Dirty Road, Morvant, were found lying in the roadway along Gerbera Avenue, Coconut Drive, Morvant, around 12:20 pm September 20th with multiple gunshot wounds about the body. 

Carenage man charged with murder

A Carenage man has appeared before the Port of Spain Magistrates’ Court, charged with the murder of David Coltes.

The murder occurred on Wednesday 1st August, 2018.

Isaiah Antoine aka ‘Pieyo’, a 29-year-old labourer of Haig Street, Carenage has also been charged with wounding with intent, possession of a firearm and ammunition.

He was remanded into custody after he appeared before Chief Magistrate Maria Busby Earle-Caddle in the Port-of-Spain 8th Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday 3rd October, 2018.

Carenage man charged with murder

A Carenage man has appeared before the Port of Spain Magistrates’ Court, charged with the murder of David Coltes.

The murder occurred on Wednesday 1st August, 2018.

Isaiah Antoine aka ‘Pieyo’, a 29-year-old labourer of Haig Street, Carenage has also been charged with wounding with intent, possession of a firearm and ammunition.

He was remanded into custody after he appeared before Chief Magistrate Maria Busby Earle-Caddle in the Port-of-Spain 8th Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday 3rd October, 2018.

Morvant man in court charged with murder

Ricardo Randell Clarke a 20-year-old technician from Morvant is expected to appear before the Arima Magistrates' Court today charged with the murder of 52-year-old Gregory Adam Singh.

Randell was charged following advice received from Director of Public Prosecutions Roger Gaspard, on September 25th.

According to police reports  Mr. Singh, a playwright and video producer, of Mohan Avenue, Arouca, was found dead by relatives, at his home on September 11th.

The cause of death was later determined to be ligature strangulation. 

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