Thursday 22 August, 2019

No charges yet for man held for killing 21-year-old woman

Charges have yet to be laid against a 31-year-old man who was arrested after the death of 21-year-old Tyesha De Sousa.

LoopTT was told that Homicide officers were still in the process of recording statements.

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However, this process is hoped to be completed by Wednesday, with the intent of investigators approaching officials from the office of the Director of Public Prosecutions on Thursday for instructions on how to proceed against the 31-year-old man.

De Sousa from Trou Macaque, Laventille, was stabbed to death on Sunday morning in Port of Spain.

According to police reports, around 3.50 am that day, she was in a vehicle driven by a 31-year-old man along Upper Charlotte Street, Port of Spain,  in the vicinity of the Port of Spain General Hospital.

The two, police were told, got into a heated argument during which the woman allegedly pulled the steering wheel of the car, causing the vehicle to crash into a nearby wall.

The 31-year-old reportedly grabbed a knife, and the woman fled the scene.

The man gave chase and was able to catch the 21-year-old a short while later, and stabbed her several times.

At the same time, a member of the Defence Force was in the area and saw the commotion.

This man rushed to the aid of the woman and subdued the suspect.

The woman was then rushed to the nearby hospital.

However, she died while undergoing treatment.

 

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