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The Vindra Naipaul-Coolman murder
trial resumed yesterday with a verbal battle
between lead prosecutor Israel Khan, SC,
and the state s main witness Keon Gloster.
Since Gloster decided to recant his evidence
at the start of testimony last month, Khan
has spent a considerable amount of time
quizzing him on a series of statements he
allegedly gave police in 2007 which implicated
the 12 accused men on trial.
Yesterday was no different, as Khan again
focused on Gloster s claim that he was threat-
ened by police and forced to sign the state-
Khan: Did you sign the statement?
Gloster: The police force me. I was young
and don t know how to read. My uncle tell
me not to sign anything.
Khan: Did they put a gun to your head or
a pen in your hand?
Gloster: No sir, a pen, but they still force
me.Khan: What the police force you to say?
Gloster: To swear I see them (the accused)
with the woman.
Khan: Did you tell police you saw Vindra
Gloster: I don t know Vindra Naipaul-
Coolman. Why are you asking me these
Prosecution and state witness clash
As Khan pressed Gloster further using specific quotes
from the statements, Gloster refused to answer and
kept repeating his allegations. "I would have never
said anything about them men," Gloster said, as he
pointed to the accused men who were seated in the
prisoner enclosure of the Port-of-Spain Second Crim-
inal Court. Although he said he could not remember
the police officers, when Khan invited Insp Suzette
Martin, the homicide detective who recorded his state-
ments, into the court, Gloster identified her as one
who had threatened him.
In the light of Gloster s claims against Martin and
her colleagues, presiding Judge Malcolm Holdip has
deemed him a hostile witness and has agreed to allow
prosecutors to tender one of his statements into evi-
The statement in which Gloster claimed to be present
when Naipaul-Coolman was killed and dismembered
in a house in Upper La Puerta, Diego Martin, and her
body parts buried in a desolate area of the hillside
community was read to the 12-member jury, yesterday.
Khan is currently attempting to have the rest of Gloster s
alleged statements entered into evidence.
Naipaul-Coolman was abducted from her Lange
Park, Chaguanas, home, on December 19, 2006. Pros-
ecutors are contending that she was held captive in
a house shared by three of the accused men before
she was eventually killed.
Her body has never been recovered by police.
Gloster s testimony will resume this morning.
Who's in court
The 12 men before the jury and Justice Malcolm
Holdip are Allan "Scanny" Martin, twin brothers
Shervon and Devon Peters and their older brother
Anthony Dwayne Gloster, siblings Keida and
Jamille Garcia, brothers Marlon and Earl
Trimmingham, Ronald Armstrong, Antonio Charles,
Joel Fraser and Lyndon James. A 13th man,
Raphael Williams, was charged with the crime but
died in prison in 2011 of complications arising from
sickle cell anaemia.
Their legal team includes Ulric Skerritt, Joseph
Pantor, Selwyn Mohammed, Lennox Sankersingh,
Ian Brooks, Wayne Sturge, Mario Merritt, Richard
Valere, Kwesi Bekoe, Colin Selvon, Vince Charles,
Christian Chandler, Delicia Helwig and Alexia
Romero. The prosecution team includes Senior
Counsel Israel Khan and Gilbert Peterson who are
being assisted by senior state prosecutors Joy
Balkaran and Kelly Thompson.
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