Wednesday 25 November, 2020

San Juan contractor faces POS Magistrate charged with murder

A San Juan man appeared before a Port of Spain Magistrate on Monday charged with the murder of Everest Walker, which occurred on October 11, 2019.

The accused is 29-year-old Levi Benjamin, a contractor of Ramkissoon Trace, San Juan. He was also charged with possession of a firearm and possession of ammunition when he stood before Chief Magistrate Maria Busby Earle-Caddle in the Port of Spain 8th Magistrates' Court. The matter was adjourned to January 3, 2020.

30-year-old Walker of Santa Cruz was at Maraj Trace, Quarry Road, San Juan, with another man when they were approached by three gunmen who shot at them before running off.

The victim was hit multiple times and fell down a precipice. He died at the scene.

The accused was arrested on November 11, 2019, in the San Juan district by officers of the Homicide Bureau of Investigations (HBI), Region 2, following investigations into the incident.

Investigations were supervised by acting ASP Sean Dhillpaul of HBI Region 2 while Benjamin was charged by WPC Curtrece Skeete on November 15, 2019, following advice received from Director of Public Prosecutions, Roger Gaspard.

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