Murder

Husband, friend win murder appeal over wife’s killing

A jilt­ed hus­band and his friend, who al­leged­ly so­licit­ed and con­tract­ed a hit­man to mur­der his ex-wife and her new lover, a lit­tle over 13 years ago, have won their ap­peal against their con­vic­tions. 

Valencia Man Charged with 2018 Murder

A Valencia man is expected to appear before a Sangre Grande Magistrate today, charged with the 2018 murder of Kevin Arrindell.

38-year-old DARRYL BOBBY LALLA, of Quarry Road, Valencia, also was charged with shooting with intent against a male victim, as well as possession of firearm and possession of ammunition.

The charges were laid following advice received from Director of Public Prosecutions, Roger Gaspard SC, on Monday 17th February 2020.

Man gunned down in Carenage

A man was gunned down in a shooting incident in Carenage on Tuesday morning.

The victim is Joshua James, who also goes by the alias “Sausage”.

According to a police report, at about 8.15 am, James was shot while walking along Scorpion Alley.

He was taken to the St James Infirmary where he was pronounced dead on arrival.

Investigations are ongoing.

 

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Story by RHONDOR DOWLAT-ROSTANT

Man succumbs to gunshot wounds

A man who was shot over 12 times while at Samaroo Village in Arima on Sunday night, later died at the Arima District Hospital while undergoing treatment.

According to a police report, at about 7.39 pm on Sunday, Joel Franco  was standing on Church Street, Samaroo Village when a lone gunman approached the him and shot him several times about the body.

Franco was taken to the Arima Health Facility where he succumbed to his injuries at about 9.45 pm.

Woman killed in Enterprise

The sister of a woman police officer was killed in front of her home in Enterprise, as she was leaving to drop her teen daughter to school, early on Thursday morning.

Reports are that 38-year-old Alana Mohammed was reversing her black Toyota Corrolla out of her yard at Dass Branch Road, when gunmen opened fire on her.

The car was shot up more than six times.

Alana Mohammed was fatally struck. Her daughter, 14, was shot and wounded.

The daughter, accompanied by her father—who is a car business owner—was taken to the hospital for treatment.

Coryal Man Charged with Murder

A  Coryal  man  is  expected  to  appear  before  an  Arima  Magistrate  today, charged with the murder of Paul Carrera, which occurred on Friday 31 January 2020.

Following advice received from the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions on Tuesday 11 February 2020, murder charges were laid against 45-year-old GLEN JOSEPH of Carmichael Village, Coryal.

Another killing in Cocorite

Twelve days after a murder occurred at Harding Place in Cocorite, another man was gunned down on Tuesday morning in the same spot.

According to a police report, Brian Taitt was at a parlour at about 3 am, when he was approached by a gunman who shot and killed him. 

The gunman then escaped.

A motive is yet to be established in that killing.

No survivors in Rancho Quemado shooting

Police have identified the four people killed in yesterday’s shooting in Rancho Quemado.

They are: 21-year-old Shaquille Dottin, 17-year-old Jabari Toby, and 17-year-old Alafia Augustine of Alexander Village, Santa Flora; and 28-year-old Anthony Alexander of Claxton Bay.

Police are probing whether the murders were drug-related.

According to reports, the men were seated in a silver Wagon at a house in Rancho Quemado, when at about 6 pm, two gunmen opened fire on them.

Erin police responded to reports of the shooting and found Dottin, Toby and Alexander dead.

Murder in Embacadere

Police are on the scene of a murder in Embacadere, San Fernando.

According to reports, Marlon La Guerra, also known as Triple, was at his home along Circle Drive Extension around 8.30 am when a gunman entered his house.

He was shot several times.

The gunman ran off.

On hearing the loud explosions, residents in the area contacted the police who responded and discovered the man lying in a pool of blood.

La Guerra was taken to the San Fernando General Hospital where he died.

 

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Story by KEVON FELMINE

Unidentified man killed in Laventille

An unidentified man was gunned down on Monday night in Laventille.

According to a police report, at about 7.20 pm, officers of the Inter-Agency Task Force responded to the sound of gunshots at Cashville, in the Eastern Quarry area.

On arrival, they found the body of an unidentified man lying on the roadway.

Police said he was shot multiple times.

The body was clad in a green jersey, a pair of long black jeans and a pair of black sneakers.

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