Wednesday 24 April, 2019

Relative in custody after fatal assault

An autopsy is expected to be performed on Monday at the Forensic Science Center in St James after a fight between relatives ended in the death of 44-year-old Terry Ellie.

Ellie, a mason, died on Friday after he was hit on the head by a relative in Savonetta, Couva.

According to police reports, around 12.30 am on Friday, the 44-year-old man got into an argument with a 34-year-old male relative, which became physical.

During the argument, Ellie was hit to the head with a blunt object.

However, that same relative took the injured man to the hospital when he realised that the 44-year-old appeared to be in severe distress.

Following Ellie’s death, the relative was taken into custody and is said to be aiding with inquiries.

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