Tuesday 1 December, 2020

Cops to approach DPP for advice on Tobago double murder

Investigators are hopeful to approach the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP), Roger Gaspard SC today for instructions on how to proceed against a 26-year-old woman, who was detained following the murders of siblings Kelton James and Kenwyn James in Tobago.

The woman was detained on June 7 in La Horquetta, two days after the brothers were killed.

She was held in a police operation by the Special Operations Response Team (SORT) which saw her being arrested at Petra Crescent, alongside Theron Levi Agard.

Agard, 26, has addresses in La Horquetta, as well as Cut Hill, Golden Lane, Tobago, appeared virtually on Tuesday before a Port of Spain Magistrate in the Eighth Court.

Instructions were given on Monday by the DPP to charge him with the offences of possession of a firearm, possession of ammunition, possession of a firearm with the intent to endanger lives, and possession of ammunition with the intent to endanger lives. 

Cpl Guy is the charging officer in this matter. 

After the charges were read against him, the matter was adjourned to June 22 and transferred to the precincts of the Scarborough Magistrates’ Court, as the alleged offences took place in that district. 

Agard was remanded into custody.

Agard and the 26-year-old woman had been identified as being part of a group who was present at the scene of the homicides on June 5, and police followed their departure from Tobago the following day and arrested them. 

Kelton James, 39, and Kenwyn James, 32, were killed on June 5 along Franklyn Road, Les Coteaux, Tobago. 

They were gunned down following a confrontation with a group of men along the roadway. The killings were described as ‘deliberate’ by police, and they have intelligence that it may have stemmed from an initial confrontation the brothers had two weeks ago. 

A search is on for the other suspects.

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