Home' Trinidad and Tobago Guardian : August 11th 2015 Contents Eleven-year-old Ruben Reid will be buried
tomorrow following a church ceremony at the
Church of Christ, Brunton Avenue, Diego Mar-
Ruben was shot dead
last Thursday when
armed with his father s
shotgun, shot him in
the face while play-
ing with a loaded
Police said the
Standard Five pupil
of Diego Martin Pri-
mary School went
with a 13-year-old
friend to the forested
area off Richplain, Diego Martin, where the 13-
year-old s brothers---11 and six---were tending to
their father s crops of corn, peas and plantain.
Police said around 11.30 am the 13-year-old
loaded the shotgun. Moments later his 11-year-
old brother fired once, hitting Ruben in the face.
He died from a single gunshot wound.
Police said the shooter and his brother along
with their father, who was arrested on Saturday,
will know what, if any charges, will be brought
against them today when Homicide detectives seek
advice from Director of Public Prosecutions Roger
A Tarodale man was fined $800 yesterday for
cursing a police officer, being a public nuisance and
Nosakhere Lamsee, 30, pleaded guilty to all three
charges when he appeared before Magistrate Ava
Vandenburg-Bailey in the San Fernando Magistrate s
Lamsee, an air condition technician, was repre-
sented by Attorney Ainsley Lucky.
According to the charges read against him around
9 pm on August 7, Lamsee was at Zong Wings Bar,
Palmyra, when he was observed pounding on the
counter and speaking loudly by Special Reserve Officer
Steeles, who was on duty, cautioned Lamsee about
his behaviour, to which Lamsee replied: "*Expletive*
you, I eh doing one *expletive*."
Steeles then tried to arrest Lamsee and he began
pulling away from him.
Lamsee was eventually subdued and taken to the
Ste Madeline Police Station where he told officers:
"Sorry bout that, I was drinking."
Lucky told the court his client had one pending
matter and asked that he be placed on a bond as he
was willing to apologise to Steeles for his behaviour.
Lucky said the incident only occurred because his
client was intoxicated at the time.
However, Vandenburg-Bailey told him people
should not use alcohol as an excuse for bad behaviour.
She allowed Lamsee to apologise to Steeles who
accepted the apology.
She fined him $500 for resisting arrest or two
weeks jail in default. He was also charged $150 each
on the charges of misbehaving in public and using
Guardian www.guardian.co.tt Tuesday, August 11, 2015
JENSEN LA VENDE
Relatives of two men, who were killed in sep-
arate incidents, over the weekend remained con-
fused yesterday as to why anyone would want
Speaking with the media yesterday at the Foren-
sic Science Centre, St James, Sherita Lawrence
said her son, Llewellyn Lawrence, went to drop off
a "sou-sou hand" for a female friend just before
he was killed.
The mother of four said her son frequented the
Sea Lots area and was well liked by all.
She said her son might have been killed for "a
little dog money" as he would have gone to drop
off $5,350 for the woman as part of her earning in
The car, her son was driving, which is owned by
his sister, was found abandoned at Sunshine Avenue,
The father of five was last seen alive by the
woman s daughter on Friday afternoon. Lawrence
said her son, who lived with her at Erica Street,
Laventille, was a technician at a supermarket
in Port-of-Spain who had also been paid Fri-
According to police, officers of the Guard
and Emergency Branch responded to a call
that a body was seen floating in the river
at Concession Drive, Sea Lots, around
4.35 pm Sunday.
Lawrence had been shot multiple times,
his autopsy revealed.
In the second killing, a relative of Kenroy Thomas,
who did not want to be identified, said the 23-
year-old father of one must have been killed as a
result of mistaken identity since he was not known
to be involved in any criminal activity.
Thomas was shot dead while delivering LPG gas
in east Port-of-Spain on Sunday.
"I can t even tell you what he died for. It have
me wondering whether it is rob they were planning
to rob and they didn t know who was the gas men.
" If he and other persons had something personal
because he spent two years in YTC (Youth Training
Centre). To me when I sit down and look at it, it
could only be a case of mistaken identity.
"They saw him on the truck and thought it was
one of the persons they were warring with," the
He said he employed Thomas with him to work
on the gas truck despite his past infractions with
the law. The man described Thomas a respectful
Thomas, he said, was a part time private for hire
(PH) taxi driver and the father of one. The man
said he heard a loud explosion and saw Thomas
coming off the truck thinking he was trying to
escape the gunshots.
According to police reports, two gunmen
approached Thomas while working around 12.45
pm and opened fire.
The gunmen who took turns shooting with the
same gun before they ran off.
Homicide detectives said they have no motive
for both killings as they continued their investi-
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