Wednesday 21 August, 2019

Nephew denies killing aunt

The 51-year-old nephew of US citizen Yvonne Trumpet-Nicholson, whose partially decomposed body was discovered behind the Camp Cumuto Regiment base in Wallerfield on Monday, has maintained his innocence in her disappearance and death.

The 74-year-old woman went missing on November 14. Her remains were discovered by hunters five days later.

The woman returned to her local residence in St Augustine a day earlier.

Her nephew, who has been interviewed by homicide officers, denies killing her.

Police have taken saliva samples and DNA analysis of the man’s footwear.

He was deported from the United States of America in November 2017 after serving 10 years in a US prison for a series of sexual offenses.

Nicholson owned an apartment building at Mohammed Street, St Augustine, where she allowed him to stay rent-free.

Pc Hosten of the Region 2 homicide office is conducting the inquiries.

Meanwhile, the man is due in court on Monday, charged with indecent sexual assault of a tenant at Nicholson’s apartment building.

He first appeared before the 1st Magistrates Court, Tunapuna on Friday, where he was conditionally denied bail pending confirmation of his criminal record.

He is alleged to have gone to the apartment of a female tenant on October 27 and demanded sexual favours, subsequently fondling her breast and buttocks.

 

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