Saturday 26 May, 2018

Teen suspects in Tabatha Richards' killing released

After spending seven days in custody as suspects in the death of 44-year-old Tabatha Richards, three teenagers have been released from custody.

However, investigators reserve the right to re-arrest them pending any new evidence unearthed or statements recorded.

The three teenagers were released yesterday after their attorneys filed a writ of Habeas Corpus at the Port of Spain Assizes.

One of the three teenagers includes a 17-year-old girl who is the person linked directly to Richards’ death.

The reason there has been a delay in this matter is that there have been conflicting reports on who was responsible for the fracas.

Statements have been recorded in which the 17-year-old girl was said to be the aggressor, while other recorded statements indicate that Richards and a group of women were the aggressors.

Two weeks ago, Richards was stabbed to death in an incident along Sixth Avenue, Barataria, which also resulted in her 18-year-old daughter, Missy, nursing injuries.

Richards’ daughter has since been discharged from hospital after spending several days in intensive care recovering from multiple stab wounds.