Friday 15 November, 2019

Second man charged with Carenage woman's murder

A second man has been charged for the murder of 24-year-old Justine Davis.

The 31-year-old man was held last week and has been in custody since.

On Friday, the Director of Public Prosecutions Roger Gaspard SC gave instructions to charge the suspect with the murder and with wounding with intent.

He is also expected to be charged with possession of a firearm, and possession of ammunition.

The 31-year-old, who resides in Carenage, is expected to appear in court on Monday.

Davis was fatally shot at her home along L’Anse Mitan Road, Carenage, on the night of July 14.

At the time, she was at her home with a male companion when five men stormed the premises and shot the couple.

Davis died as a result of the injuries sustained.

Her male companion was hospitalised for his wounds and has since been discharged.

Earlier this month, Bran­don “Ram­bo” Har­ry, of Up­per L’Anse Mi­tan Road, Care­nage, was charged with Davis’ murder and appeared before a Port of Spain Magistrate.

He is expected to return to court next month.

The in­ves­ti­ga­tion was con­duct­ed by In­sp Glenn Per­sad, Sgt Bac­chus, Sgt Ash­ley Mon­groo and Sgt Roger Reyes.

In an unrelated incident, a 21-year-old man is currently in custody being investigated on allegations of murder and kidnapping.

The suspect was held at a house along Dookie Trace, in Tunapuna, following a report that a teenaged couple had been kidnapped, assaulted and robbed.

Police were able to trace one of the stolen phones to the suspect’s house, where the phone was seized.

While conducting inquiries, the officers realised that the suspect also matched the description of a man wanted for the June murder of Chirvon Brown at Maingot Road, Tunapuna.

As a result, the 21-year-old is spending the weekend in custody aiding with inquiries.

More on this as it becomes available.

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