Wednesday 21 November, 2018

PH Taxi Driver faces Magistrate for Laventille man's murder

A Beetham Gardens man has appeared before the Port-of-Spain Magistrates’ Court charged with the murder of Cirn Ronaldo Joseph, which occurred on June 6.

46-year-old Sherwin Shepherd also known as ‘Charlie’, ‘Sheep’ and ‘Shepie’,  a PH taxi driver of Phase 5, Beetham Gardens, appeared before Deputy Chief Magistrate Nanette Forde John at the 5th Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday.

The matter was postponed to August 7.

Joseph, a 31-year-old mechanic of Eastern Quarry, Laventille, was standing with a relative along the Eastern Main Road, Laventille, around 10:00 am when he was shot and killed during a drive-by.

Shepherd was arrested in Aranguez on July 6 and was charged with murder following advice received from the Deputy Director of Public Prosecutions Joan Honore-Paul on July 10.

Investigations were supervised by acting ASP Suzette Martin of the Homicide Bureau of Investigations Region 1 while Sgt Roger Reyes both of HBI Region 1, laid the charges.


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