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Friday 14 August, 2020

19-year-old charged with murder

A 19-year-old man has been charged with the murder of Deon Chattergoon.

Chattergoon, 35, was fatally stabbed on July 16 along Clarke Road, Penal.

On Thursday, Deputy Director of Public Prosecutions Joan Honore-Paul instructed police to charge the man with the offence of murder.

Investigations into the incident were led by Insp Figaro, with assistance from legal officer Kryn Lewis. PC Jagessar laid the charge.

Chattergoon’s body was found in some bushes off Platanite Trace near Boucard Trace, Penal last Thursday.The suspect was held shortly after.

Police were told that Chattergoon was attempting to break into the home of a relative of the accused at the time he was confronted, and stabbed.

However, police later received intelligence that Chattergoon was stabbed, and that the accused attempted to dump his body in a bid to get rid of evidence.

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