Tuesday 15 October, 2019

Woman charged for unlawful disposal of ex-boyfriend's body

Photo courtesy the TTPS.

Photo courtesy the TTPS.

A 26-year-old woman was charged with unlawfully disposing of her ex-boyfriend's body after he died during a stabbing incident.

According to a statement issued by the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service (TTPS), Desta Thompson, of Curepe, was charged for the offence on May 15 after advice was received from Director of Public Prosecutions, Roger Gaspard.

The TTPS said on May 7, 2019, Edwards, a 28-year-old handyman of Aranguez, got into an altercation with Thompson and her husband in front of their Curepe home.

During the fracas, the victim was stabbed about the body and died at the scene.

Both Thompson and her husband proceeded to put the body into the victim’s vehicle and disposed of the body along Crowne Street, Tacarigua, before abandoning the vehicle in Orange Grove, Tacarigua.

The accused was later arrested while making a report at the Arouca Police Station on Monday 13th May, 2019.

Investigations were supervised by ASP Dhillpaul, while the charge was laid by PC Hosten, both of HBI Region 2.

Thompson’s husband is currently in police custody and enquiries are continuing, police said. 

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