Tuesday 21 January, 2020

Man appears in court for WASA guard's murder

Photo courtesy The Trinidad and Tobago Police Service (TTPS).

Photo courtesy The Trinidad and Tobago Police Service (TTPS).

The ex-boyfriend of WASA security guard Chris Rivers appeared in the Mayaro Magistrates' Court on Monday, charged with her murder.

Adriel Hackett, 26, of Union Village, Rio Claro appeared before Magistrate Bryan Debideen, charged with Rivers’ murder, following advice received from Deputy Director of Public Prosecutions, Joan Honore-Paul on Saturday.

The matter was postponed to August 19.

Rivers, 24, of El Guanapo Estate, Rio Claro, was reported missing on July 10 by her mother.

She was last seen at her workplace; WASA Sub-Station, New Grant, two days earlier.

Her decomposing body was found a week later, at a forested area at Mafeking Branch Road, Mafeking Village, Mayaro.

Investigations were supervised by ASP (Ag.) Sean Dhillpaul of Homicide Bureau of Investigations (HBI), Region 2.

Hackett was charged on Saturday by PC Collin Gillead also of HBI, Region 2.

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