Wednesday 28 October, 2020

Carapichaima labourer, 23, charged with 2018 murder

A Carapichaima man has appeared in court charged with the 2018 murder of Anthony James.

Preetham Ramsaran, 23, a labourer, of St Mary’s Village, was also charged with two counts of wounding with intent against two other persons, possession of firearm and possession of ammunition, when he appeared before Magistrate Christine Charles via virtual hearing at the Couva Police Station on Friday.

The matter was adjourned to September 18.

James, 21, of Freeport was in the company of friends in the district when they were shot at.

James died at the scene, while two other persons were taken to the Couva Health Facility for treatment.

Investigations into the incident were supervised by Insp Persad and resulted in the accused being arrested on August 18 by officers of the Central Division.

Ramsaran was charged by Cpl Deo of the Homicide Bureau of Investigations, Region 3, following advice received from Deputy Director of Public Prosecutions, Joan Honore-Paul.

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