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Police are hunting for a man who
shot Dennison Rodney ten times
after the two began arguing after
an accident in Diego Martin yes-
Unfortunately, the cops may be
stumped in their attempt to solve
the case of road rage as no one saw
the man who shot Rodney in the
early hours of yesterday.
According to police, Rodney, 42,
of Cocorite Terrace, Diego Martin,
was driving on the west-bound lane
of the Diego Martin Highway near
the Powder Magazine flyover around
4.30 am when he got into an acci-
Rodney and the other driver came
out of their vehicles and began argu-
ing, police said. Rodney then walked
off but was pursued by the other
driver who pulled out a gun and shot
him ten times. Rodney bled to death
at the scene.
Police said the car involved in the
accident was later spotted in Pioneer
Drive, Petit Valley. It had a minor
scratch on the front left bumper but
had been reported stolen days before.
Police said the car is now being
processed for any fingerprints and
One senior policeman told the
T&T Guardian that they were now
pursuing two angles as the killing
He said while Rodney was not
known to be involved in any criminal
activity, they had not ruled out the
possibility that his killing was a hit,
especially since the car involved in
the accident was found abandoned.
The policeman said for a man to
shoot someone like that following a
minor argument meant he had a
“depraved mind,” adding it was too
drastic an act to undertake in a mere
After police arrived on the scene
and cordoned off the roadway traffic
backed up all the way to PriceSmart,
MovieTowne, and St James.
Rodney, a senior maintenance offi-
cer at Vemco Limited, was remem-
bered by his boss, Peter Welch, as
Welch said Rodney was a “genuine
person, full of kindness and peaceful
Rodney’s mother, Gaylene, said
her son, from “since inside my belly”
never gave her any trouble.
She said he had done several
things out of character yesterday,
including driving to work instead of
travelling as he did the previous four
days; left home without saying good-
bye to her and he argued with a
stranger following an accident.
“I have to go bury my child just
“Whole week his car park on the
Terrace because he leave it alone and
this morning, first time he take it,
he get kill.
“You mean the first morning I get
hurting. That is the last time I see
my child alive,” she added.
Rodney said she heard the sirens
but initially thought it was an acci-
dent. A few minutes later she was
told her son had been killed and
went to the scene to see his body
on the ground.
“He never disrespect me at all,
not one day,” she said as she recount-
ed aspects of his life.
“He used to tell me I worry too
much and I does quarrel too much.
His whole life was like an old man.
He never drink, smoke or lime.
“He live in walking distance from
me and had to reach to work for 6.
A woman from his office call and
all tell me he wasn’t even supposed
to work today. He was going to help
her and that’s why he take the car.”
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A mix-up in the charges against murder
accused Azmon Alexander led to his non-
appearance in court yesterday, frustrating
curious onlookers who showed up to get a
glimpse of the man who was once deemed
T&T’s most wanted.
The T&T Guardian was told a typo in one
of the charges against Alexander, which had
to be redone, caused Alexander and his 17-
year-old accomplice, not to appear yesterday.
The two, who were ordered to be charged
with kidnapping, murder and other offences
on Thursday night, will now appear before
an Arima magistrate on Monday.
As media crews awaited Alexander and his
teenaged co-accused’s arrival outside the
Arima Magistrates Court yesterday, some
women voiced what they said would be appro-
priate punishment for the man who had been
on the run from the law since last January.
Also waiting for his arrival were relatives
of those Alexander and the teen are accused
Both men are accused of kidnapping Brasso
Seco residents Felix Martinez, 52, Irma Ram-
persad, 49, her daughters — Felicia, 17, and
Jennelle Gonzales, 19 — and her daughter,
14-month-old Shania Amoroso.
The family members were last seen on
October 26 and reported missing two days
Martinez also was reported missing but
residents thought he had gone on a hunting
On November 8, his body was found in a
sleeping bag along with that of baby Shania.
On November 11, Rampersad’s body was found
near a tree. All three bodies were found badly
decomposed in the Brasso Seco forest.
Rampersad and Martinez were strangled,
according to autopsies. The cause of death
for baby Shania remains unknown, however,
as her autopsy was inconclusive owing to the
advanced stage of decomposition.
Three days after Rampersad’s body was
found, sisters Jennelle and Felicia were rescued
by police from a makeshift camp in the Lalaja
forest after a shootout with two men who
were guarding them.
The sisters have been kept in a safe house
since they were rescued. —JENSEN LA
Cops hunt for faceless killer
Error delays Azmon’s court appearance
Vehicle abandoned after road rage murder
Speaking with the T&T
Guardian yesterday, pathologist
Dr Valery Alexandrov said after
Rodney was shot and lay
bleeding on the roadway his
killer stood over him and shot
him twice in the head.
None of the shots were fatal,
Alexandrov said. The fatal shot,
he said, entered Rodney’s left
arm, exited and re-entered his
body on the left side of his
chest, rupturing his left lung,
liver and abdominal cavity
before exiting on the right side
of his body.
Rodney’s killing took the death
toll to 371 for the year. The
figure for the corresponding
period last year was 356.
In an unrelated matter, police
yesterday found the partially
burnt body of a man at Ravine
Sable Road, Longdenville,
Chaguanas. He was believed to
be in his early twenties with a
low haircut and was barebacked
but wearing a red jeans and
sneakers with a gold chain
around his neck.
Police were alerted to the
body by a resident who was
returning to his home around 4
pm. DMO Dr Babu Reddy
pronounced the man dead at the
SHOT TWICE IN HEAD
Relatives of Dennison Rodney who was shot dead along the west-bound
lane of the Audrey Jeffers Highway into Diego Martin yesterday. PHOTO:
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