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Guardian www.guardian.co.tt Saturday, November 21, 2015
A senseless killing is how CNC3 s Crime
Watch host Ian Alleyne described the brutal,
cold-blooded murder of two-year-old Keyra
Singh this week.
The toddler was killed when gunmen
attacked her parent s Patna Village, Diego
Martin, home around 1 am on Tuesday,
allegedly shooting through an open window
when they pounced on the family as they
Alleyne launched an investigation into the
matter, where he was able to make an unbe-
lievable breakthrough regarding the toddler s
killing. He received critical information which
he passed on to senior police officers, giving
the names of two of the alleged killers.
Alleyne also visited little Keyra s home and
looked into the bedroom where she was shot
He also extended his deepest condolences
when he met with the girl s parents---father
Keiron Paul, 25, and mother, Neilya Singh, at
the Forensic Science Centre in St James.
Paul recalled to Alleyne how they had to
scamper to protect their two children after
being jolted out of their sleep by the gunshots.
He pleaded with the Crime Watch host to get
justice for his family.
Alleyne was told that the toddler s father
was reportedly the intended target, but when
the gunmen opened fire on the sleeping family
little Keyra was hit in the stomach instead.
Police have so far arrested one 27-year-old
suspect and are searching for another, also in
his 20s, in connection with the killing.
Alleyne this week also highlighted another
tragic accident where senior citizen Una Bel-
grave was killed along the Solomon Hochoy
Highway in Edinburgh, Chaguanas, on Sun-
Belgrave, 68, was killed when the vehicle
in which she was travelling---a white Laser
car---was struck by another car, a Mercedes
Benz attempting to overtake.
The Benz overturned on the roadway and
the driver allegedly fled the scene, leaving the
injured people on the roadside. Belgrave died
at the scene.
Alleyne called on the driver of the Benz to
come forward and face up to the police and
Belgrave s family.
A businessman has since appeared in court
charged with not rendering assistance in that
Alleyne also showed footage of another car
accident that occurred last Saturday at about
4 am along the Churchill Roosevelt Highway
near Grand Bazaar, Valsayn.
It is alleged that one of the vehicles, a van,
lost control and hit the median.
The driver, Rennie Sookdeo, 25, from
Chaguanas, survived that crash but was unfor-
tunately struck by a truck, followed by several
Sookdeo, the manager of Cham s welding
shop in Chaguanas, was returning home after
celebrating a friend s birthday at a party in
An injured Sookdeo was taken by ambulance
to the Eric Williams Medical Sciences Complex,
Mt Hope, where he died the following morn-
Alleyne also this week gave an update on
his investigation into the death of three-
month-old baby Anastacia Phillip.
Baby Anastacia died on October 20 while
in the alleged care of her babysitter at a daycare
in Diego Martin.
Alleyne, wanting to find out the cause of
the baby s death, had a second, independent
autopsy done by senior pathologist Dr Hubert
That report revealed that baby Anastacia
died from asphyxiation or suffocation due to
lack of oxygen. Daisley also showed Alleyne
the discolouration of both the left and right
The baby s mother, Tiffany Phillip, 25, had
visited Crime Watch s office to ask for Alleyne s
help last month, saying she believed there was
something more to her baby s death as she
alleged that she never got any kind of support,
apology or explanation from the husband-
and-wife owners of the daycare.
Phillip said she dropped off her baby, who
is her third child, at the daycare at about 9.30
am and went to work. She said while carrying
out her duties at Redlight Grill, Independence
Square, Port-of-Spain, she received a phone
call at about 2 pm from her mother, Allison
Lloyd, who told her that something was wrong
with her baby. By the time she got there her
baby was already in the ambulance.
Baby Anastacia was taken to the St James
Infirmary where medical practitioners tried
to help her but with no success.
Alleyne called on the relevant authorities
to expedite their investigations into the inci-
Breakthrough in toddler's slaying
Neilya Singh, mother of two-year-old Keyra Singh, right.
Una Belgrave was killed in a tragic accident
along the Solomon Hochoy Highway.
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