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Thursday 6 August, 2020

16-year-old faces magistrate for 2018 murder

A teenager has appeared before the Port-of-Spain Children’s Court charged with the murder of 47-year-old Lester Sookhai which occurred in December 2018.

The 16-year-old boy who does not have a fixed address was also charged with possession of a firearm and ammunition. He stood before Master Vijay Paul on Monday 15.

Sookhai, a shopkeeper of Maingot Road, Tunapuna, was at his business place with a relative around 10:00 am on December 11th 2018 when the suspect entered and shot him. The assailant then escaped on foot while Sookhai died on the scene.

Ongoing investigations into the matter resulted in the teen’s arrest by officers of the Homicide Bureau of Investigations (HBI) Region 2, on July 8 2019. Investigations were spearheaded by acting ASP Sean Dhilpaul while PC Schankar Bedessie, both of HBI Region 2, laid the charges on July 13 2019.

The teen is expected to reappear before the court on July 26 2019.

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