Monday 12 November, 2018

Amputee to be charged with murder

The 37-year-old amputee is being charged with the murder of Shammy Phillip.

Investigators at the Homicide Bureau, LoopTT was told, went on Wednesday morning to the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Roger Gaspard SC for instructions on how to proceed in this matter.

Instructions were given to charge the suspect with Phillip’s murder, as well as the charges of possession of firearm possession of ammunition, possession of firearm with intent to cause grievous bodily harm, and possession of ammunition with intent to cause grievous bodily harm.

These charges are currently being written against the suspect.

Accused on suicide watch

The accused, however, is said to be under suicide watch following his detention.

This was confirmed by defence attorney Fareed Ali, who is representing the interests of the suspect while in custody.

Ali noted that his client was a diabetic and needed to have a strict meal and medication routine.

However, this is not being done and has even resulted in his client being hospitalized for high blood sugar levels on Sunday.

Phillip was shot dead on Friday morning in Sangre Grande.

He was said to be outside chatting to another individual when he was shot by the 37-year-old suspect.

The suspect, police said, was aiming at another man at the time and missed.

Phillip died on the spot.

More on this as it becomes available.


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