Home' Trinidad and Tobago Guardian : October 7th 2014 Contents A8
Guardian www.guardian.co.tt Tuesday, October 7, 2014
JENSEN LA VENDE
The nine-year-old boy who police suspected
died as a result of a necromancy ritual gone
wrong choked on his own blood his autopsy
Police said Abayomi Jeremiah, a pupil of the of
the Tunapuna Roman Catholic School, died of
asphyxiation due to blood aspiration.
A toxicology report has been ordered to determine
what caused the child to aspirate blood in the first
His body bore no marks of violence and there
was candle wax on he boy s head and left ear.
At the Forensic Science Centre, St James, yes-
terday relatives of Jeremiah refused to speak with
the media and was allowed to pass through the
undertakers exit to avoid media cameras.
According to police, Jeremiah was found motion-
less in a bedroom at his Alexander Street, Long-
denville, home around 11.30 pm on Friday by his
mother, Ingrid Francis.
The Manzanilla Beach Facility will be
closed from Thursday.
According to a release from the Ministry
of Works and Infrastructure, in collabo-
ration with the Tourism Development
Company, the closure is necessary to facil-
itate the rehabilitation of the existing sea-
wall which, if left unattended, will continue
to threaten the facility s infrastructure and
pose a hazard to users of the facility.
The works are expected to be completed
Autopsy on alleged necromancy death:
Boy choked on his own blood
Police have questioned a teenage rel-
ative who was seen clutching a lit candle
and acting strangely after the child was
The girl, who is currently receiving
counseling, has been released by police.
Police said Francis was alerted by the
smell of smoke coming from a bedroom
in the family s home, which is a few
minutes away from the Longdenville
When Francis checked she found Jere-
miah s 12-year-old sister with her hair
and a wardrobe on fire.
Francis reportedly put out the fire and
went to check on Jeremiah.
When she found the child unrespon-
sive she contacted the police and took
him to the Chaguanas District Health
Facility where he was pronounced dead
on arrival. Police are continuing their
Anand Ramlogan says
he will not agree to an
expedited hearing of the
Movement (HRM) s
appeal over an injunc-
tion stopping the con-
struction of the Debe to
Mon Desir segment of the Pt Fortin Highway.
Speaking at a press conference at his St Vincent
Street, Port-of-Spain, office yesterday afternoon,
Ramlogan said he would not support the application
as he does not think the group and its leader Dr
Wayne Kublalsingh deserve an emergency hearing
before the Privy Council as their three previous
attempts in local courts had all failed.
"You have many people who are waiting to have
there cases heard and jumping the queue is a matter
that has on its own many legal implications that
is all I am prepared to say at the moment," Ramlogan
The suggestion for Ramlogan s office to agree to
a joint application for the quick hearing before the
British law lords was made by Senior Counsel Mar-
tin Daly last week, in an attempt to convince
Kublalsingh to end his ongoing second hunger
"I notice that Dr Kublalsingh did not want to
say if he loses in the Privy Council that he would
abide by that court s judgment," Ramlogan said.
Ramlogan also criticised the HRM s current
advertising campaign in which it is proposing an
alternate route for the highway segment.
"None of the issues that Kublalsingh has raised
now through an avalanche of advertisements found
any favour in the court of law. In fact some of them
were not even raised in court," Ramlogan said.
He also dismissed calls by members of the public
and Kublalsingh s family for the Government to
come to a compromise with him due to his worsening
health caused by his three weeks of protest action.
"I wonder if he had gotten the injunction, if I
had said I was going on a hunger strike because
I have to endure three hours of traffic everyday to
come into Port-of-Spain, I wonder if he would
have say he would discharge the injunction and let
the highway be built," Ramlogan said.
SEE PAGE A14
AG blanks expedited
hearing of the HRM
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