43-yr-old man in court for schoolteacher's murder
Just over one week after surrendering to police following the brutal killing of a pre-school teacher, a 43-year-old man appeared before a Port of Spain Magistrate on Tuesday, charged with her murder.
The accused has been identified as Kirk Fields of East Dry River, Port of Spain.
Jezelle Phillip Fournillier was fatally stabbed outside of a daycare along lower George Street, Port of Spain last week Monday.
At the time, she was in the presence of five children who had been dropped off early at the school.
After the attack, the suspect then made his way to the Besson Street Police Station and told officers what he had done.
He then handed over a knife which was in a black container and said it was the murder weapon.
The suspect was immediately detained, however, officers observed a wound to his left hand.
As a result, he was taken for treatment at the Port of Spain General Hospital.
The wound, which police believe was self-inflicted during his attack, was treated, and the suspect was handed over to the police once again.
Phillip Fournillier was rushed for medical treatment but succumbed to her injuries about two hours later.
More on this as it becomes available.