Saturday 17 August, 2019

Homeless man charged with manslaughter

A homeless man was due to appear before the Port of Spain 8th Magistrates’ Court on Thursday, charged with manslaughter, after another homeless person was stabbed to death earlier this month. 

According to a report from the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service (TTPS), 33-year-old Richard King, a resident of the Centre for Socially Displaced Persons in Port of Spain, was charged with manslaughter after advice was received from Director of Public Prosecutions, Roger Gaspard, SC, on Wednesday, August 23, 2017. 

The victim, 36-year-old Ian Benedict Grant, was also a resident of the Centre and was involved in an argument with a fellow resident on Tuesday, August 15. The argument escalated and Grant was stabbed in the abdomen. 

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

King was charged by PC Adrian Smith of the Homicide Bureau of Investigations, Region 1, on Thursday, August 24, 2017. 

 

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