Murder

Female Minimart owner shot dead

A 54-year-old woman has been shot dead during a robbery at her minimart in Chaguanas.

Police say a bandit entered Lucky Minimart in St Thomas Village around 12:30 pm today before he tied up, robbed and beat owner Haniffa Bedassie.

Police were alerted to the incident via telephone calls from people who were within the Minimart.

Officer of the Central Division responded and when they arrived they heard an explosion before the suspect fleed along the roadway.

Police gave chase and shot the suspect dead in an exchange of gunfire.

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.

Murdered woman identified as Dominican Republic national

The body of a woman found in Charlieville last night has been identified as a 26-year-old national of the Dominican Republic.

The lifeless body of Ester Rodriguez was discovered by a passerby around 11pm on Monday in the vicinity of the walk over at John Peters Road, Charlieville.

There appeared to be stab wounds about the woman's body.

Police are continuing investigations.

Another woman murdered

Police are investigating the murder of yet another woman in Trinidad and Tobago this year.

The bloodied body of a woman who is yet to be indentified was discovered under a walkover in Charlieville late last night.

The body bore several stab wounds and was lying face-down in a pool of blood.

There were also blood stains on the wall of the walkover.

The woman was dressed in a skirt and top with both the top and skirt pulled up revealing her underwear.

She was wearing a gold-coloured flats sandals.

Carapichaima man charged with neighbour's murder

A Carapichaima man is expected to appear before a Couva Magistrate today, charged with the murder of Earl Van Mason, which occurred on Saturday 2nd September, 2017.

Police say Michael Woods, 37, of Waterloo Road, Carapichaima, was charged with murder after advice was received from Assistant Director of Public Prosecutions, George Busby, on Sunday 10th September, 2017.

Van Mason, 63, also of Waterloo Road, was found at his home on Friday 1st September, 2017, with injuries to the head from which he later died at hospital.

33-year-old Valencia man charged with murder

A Valencia man has appeared before a Port of Spain Magistrate today, charged with the murder of Sheldon Rampersad, which occurred on January 13th 2017.

David Woods, 33, a watchman, of Coconut Drive, Valencia, appeared before Senior Magistrate Nanette Forde-John, in the Port of Spain 4th Magistrates’ Court, on Friday 8th September, 2017, to answer to the charge.

Teen to appear in court on murder charges

Nineteen-year-old Noah Anderson will appear in court today charged with the murder of Rodney Sookoo.

Sookoo was found dead on April 12th with multiple stab wounds to his head.

The following is a statement bY the TTPS:

A Couva man is expected to appear before a Princes Town Magistrate today, charged with the murder of Rodney Sookoo, which occurred on April 12th 2017. 

48 year old killed

A man who is said to have a criminal history has been shot and killed at his home.

Police reports indicate forty-eight-year-old Darryl Vincent was sitting on a couch in his Ridgewood Gardens, Golconda home when he was ambushed and shot multiple times by a gunman.

The incident is said to have occurred around 9:48 pm on Tuesday.

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