Thursday 24 September, 2020

Second suspect arrested in quadruple murder investigation

A second man is in police custody for the killing of four people, including two Venezuelan nationals, in Princes Town in May. 

Investigators are hopeful that by the end of this week they can approach the office of the Director of Public Prosecutions for instructions on how to proceed against the individual.  

The 27-year-old suspect was held on Friday during a sting operation by officers of the Homicide Bureau, and is being questioned. 

This is the second individual held for the quadruple murder as on July 15, 23-year-old Anthony Mitchell also known as ‘Pookie’ of St Croix Road, Princes Town, was charged for the offences. 

The four victims were found dead on May 25, about 6:30am, in an agricultural area off Daly Road in New Grant. All four were shot in the head.  

A vehicle which had been rented by George, was discovered in Tableland.  

The vehicle, a Toyota Aqua, had been set on fire, in what police suspect was an attempt to destroy evidence. It was found along Cocosan Road, Tableland, via its last GPS point. 

Police said George had three known addresses including Hope Road, Princes Town, Balmain Gardens, Couva and Fyzabad. Mitchell lived in the Manzanilla area. 

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