Tuesday 22 October, 2019

La Horquetta murder accused faces Magistrate

A La Horquetta man, charged with the murder of 38-year-old Christopher Khanhai was expected to appear before an Arima Magistrate on Friday.

21-year-old David Daniel Lewis also known as ‘David James’ resides at Humming Bird Avenue, La Horquetta.

Lewis was allegedly captured on CCTV footage and was arrested on September 3, 2019. He was subsequently charged with murder, possession of a firearm and possession of ammunition, on September 12, 2019.

The victim, a shopkeeper also of Hummingbird Avenue, was at his mini-mart at the corner of Chameleon Drive and Humming Bird Avenue when he was shot by a suspect who ran off on foot on April 10, 2019. Kanhai died at the scene. His body was later found lying in a pool of blood with gunshot injuries.

Investigations launched into the murder were supervised by acting ASP Dhilpaul of the Homicide Bureau of Investigations (HBI) Region 2.

Charges were laid by PC Ali of HBI Region 2, following advice received from Director of Public Prosecutions Roger Gaspard.

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