Two in court for attempted murder of state witness
Two men were scheduled to appear before a Rio Claro Magistrate on Monday on allegations of attempted murder of a Biche man and hs wife.
The two were held last week Monday after they opened fire on the 44-year-old man, who is a state witness, and his 45-year-old wife at their home in Biche.
The two accused are a 28-year-old man from Bagatelle Extension, Sunshine Avenue, San Juan; and a 25-year-old man from Upper Salandy Street, Diego Martin.
They have both facing eight charges including attempted murder, wounding with the intent to cause grievous bodily harm, two counts of shooting with intent to cause grievous bodily harm.
Additional charges include possession of a firearm, possession of ammunition, possession of a firearm with the intent to endanger life, and possession of ammunition with the intent to endanger life.
The two were arrested on Monday evening as they attempted to flee the scene of the shooting.
The 44-year-old victim, who police believe to be the target, was hit four times in the upper body, while the 45-year-old was shot to both legs.
Police recovered over 16 spent shells at the scene of the shooting.
The 44-year-old man, police said, had witnessed the killing of a couple in June 2010, and was due to give evidence.
The two suspects were held along Cunapo Road, Biche, by a team of officers led by Inspector Garcia and Sgt. Bhim, who responded to the report.
More on this as it becomes available.