Thursday 18 July, 2019

'Johnny Bravo' charged for November 2017 murder

A Paria man was expected to appear before an Arima Magistrate on Tuesday charged with the murder of Terrance Bailey which occurred on November 29, 2017.

20-year-old Johnathan Hernandez also known as ‘Johnny Bravo’, a labourer of  Brasso Seco Road, Paria, is also charged with two counts of possession of a firearm and one count of possession of ammunition.

He was charged on May 7 following advice received from Director of Public Prosecutions Roger Gaspard.

32-year-old Bailey, a gardener of Paria Bay Road, Brasso Seco, Paria, was returning home with a female relative from a nearby shop around 8:30 pm on the night he was murdered when on entering his home, several explosions were heard.

Bailey sustained several gunshot wounds and died at the scene.

Hernandez was arrested at his home on May 1 by officers attached to the Blanchisseuse Police Station who were responding to a report of threats being made by the accused against a male relative.

It was during the course of the investigation relative to the threats that the accused was linked to the murder.

A firearm was also found at the suspect’s home.

Investigations were supervised by Insp Shaun Craig and acting Insp Christopher Fuentes of the Homicide Bureau of Investigations (HBI), Region 2.

Hernandez was charged by PC Larry McQueen, also of HBI Region 2.

 

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