Wednesday 1 April, 2020

Carenage fisherman charged with murder

31-year-old Carenage fisherman, Miguel Roberts, has been charged with murder. 

According to a statement from the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service (TTPS), Roberts appeared before Senior Magistrate Nanette Forde-John on Friday in Port of Spain, charged with the murder of Nekyon Anthony Jones, and the burglary of his mother, Maureen Gill-Jones, on Monday, September 18, 2017.

Roberts, of Sea View Hill, Carenage, also known as ‘Tata’, ‘Fatboy’ and ‘Winger’, allegedly broke into the house of 66-year-old Gill- Jones at Benedictine Street, Carenage on Monday September 18. 

She was allegedly accosted by the intruder and called out to her son, 39-year-old Jones who, upon seeing the robber, fled the house.

However, the intruder chased Jones into the street and shot him several times in the back.  He was taken to the hospital where he died.

The matter was adjourned to Friday, November 24, 2017.

Roberts was charged by WPC Lashley of the Homicide Bureau of Investigations, Region 1, on Thursday after advice was received from Director of Public Prosecutions, Roger Gaspard, SC, on that same day. 

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