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Trinidad murder toll jumps to 95

NATASHA BECKLES, [email protected]

Trinidad murder toll jumps to 95

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PORT OF SPAIN – Within the space of 18 hours, the deaths of a 53-year-old singer, a 33-year-old jeweller, and a 31-year-old recovering mental patient, pushed the murder toll in Trinidad to 95.
The latest incident took place about 2:30 p.m. yesterday.
Police sources have revealed that Darmani Rose, a jeweller who resided at St Thomas Street, Tunapuna, was at his home in the company of two other persons, when shortly before 3 p.m., two men came by the home asking to view some gold chains. Rose reportedly allowed them in and upon entering, the men pulled out cutlasses and announced a hold-up.
They proceeded to tie up the occupants in the home, ransacked the building and made off with a quantity of cash and jewellery. However, before they left, one of the men walked up to Rose and slit his throat.
The two men then escaped.
In the second incident, police reported that on Tuesday, 31-year-old Ryan McKenzie was standing with a group of friends along Waterwheel Road, Diego Martin, when about 9:30 p.m., an unmarked vehicle pulled alongside them and without warning one of the occupants of the vehicle opened fire on the group, hitting McKenzie once in the chest.
The 31-year-old man fell to the ground, as his friends scampered to safety.
In the third incident, 53-year-old Ion Charles, who was stabbed about his body several times on Monday morning following a robbery, succumbed to his injuries Wednesday at the Port of Spain General Hospital. (Express)