Tuesday 20 November, 2018

DPP orders inquest into Port of Spain stabbing death

Director of Public Prosecutions, Roger Gaspard SC, has ordered an inquest into the stabbing death of 54-year-old Ricky Roger Valdez Marcano who was killed in Port of Spain on July 24.

According to a statement from the Trinidad and Tobago Police, a 37-year-old Laventille man who was detained in connection with the case was released pending the outcome of the inquest.

Marcano, of George Street, Port of Spain, was at a restaurant along Queen Janelle Commissiong Street, on July 24 when he got into an altercation with another man.

During the incident, the suspect was struck to the face and back with a piece of iron by the victim.

The suspect retaliated by stabbing the victim with a knife which he had in his possession.

The victim was taken to the Port of Spain General Hospital, where he later died.

The inquest was ordered by the DPP on July 30, 2018.

 

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