Home' Trinidad and Tobago Guardian : May 28th 2016 Contents SASCHA WILSON
A woman who gave her mother, who has one
hand, a beating in full view of the public in San
Fernando almost two years ago was yesterday
For this public humiliation, San Fernando Mag-
istrate Ava Vandenburg-Bailey fined Camille Have-
lock $300 or in default six weeks simple impris-
onment. The maximum fine for the offence is $400
or three months in prison.
The magistrate also attempted to get the mother
and daughter to make up and resolve their differ-
ences, but the mother refused.
Havelock, of Princes Town, was charged with
unlawfully assaulting her mother by beating her
on July 26, 2014, in front of Edan Centre.
The magistrate heard that the police found Have-
lock sitting on top of her mother and cuffing her
repeatedly. The mother is missing her left hand
from the wrist.
Havelock s attorney, Ainsley Lucky, said his client
was very sorry, but she fell prey to anger and revenge.
"It is a very unfortunate situation, but it was
due to anger and revenge and it escalated," Lucky
Lucky said Havelock was the mother of two chil-
dren, ages 14 and nine, but they live with their
When the magistrate asked Havelock if she wanted
to apologise, the mother, who was seated in court,
shouted, "No, she dangerous."
The magistrate, however, told the mother she
should not be closed-minded and should consider
mending the relationship with her daughter.
Telling her life was too short, particularly when
it came to children, the magistrate said, "We all do
things in life we regret."
The magistrate, however, said she could not order
the mother and daughter to resolve their problems.
She suggested they liaise with a religious leader or
someone who could relate to them to see how best
they could reconcile.
But the mother interjected, saying, "I mind this
child with one hand. I don t want to have a rela-
tionship with her."
Prosecutor Sgt Krishna Bedasie confirmed Have-
lock had no previous convictions or pending matters.
The magistrate said she would not send Havelock
to prison because she was a first-time offender.
Havelock has until June 5 to pay the fine.
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Police seized a gun and five rounds of
ammunition during a road block at Clax-
ton Bay on Thursday and arrested a young
couple and their uncle.
The couple, who have two babies aged
six and 18 months, tried to conceal the
pistol under the mat of their car after they
were stopped by a party of officers, including
Cpl Jeremiah Ramsubhag and WPC Corban,
of the Couva CID.
The officers were on duty around 3.45
pm when they stopped a heavily tinted
Nissan Tiida along the Solomon Hochoy
Highway close to the Forres Park dump.
The driver, 28, of Carolina Village, Couva,
his 22-year-old wife and his 42-year-old
uncle, of Basta Hall, Couva, were seated in
the car. Police said the three occupants
were behaving suspiciously and, while
searching the car, Cpl Jeremiah noticed an
unusual bump under the mat.
When he checked he allegedly found a
.38 pistol loaded with five rounds of ammu-
nition. The three accused were taken to the
Couva Police Station where they were
charged with possession of arms and
ammunition. The older man works with
the Solid Waste Management Company,
while the younger suspect works as a
labourer with Cepep.
They will appear before a Couva mag-
istrate on Monday to answer the charges.
Man shot by police
An unemployed Wallerfield man who
went on a chopping spree yesterday is now
warded in hospital fighting for his life,
after he was shot by police when he
attacked an officer who was pursuing him.
The man, 42, had chopped farmer Terry
Williams, 35, to death and dealt another
neighbour chop wounds to the hands.
When police in responding to a trouble
call later tried to get him to surrender, he
attacked the officers, injuring PC St Clair
on the leg.
The officer was taken to the Arima Health
Facility and was said to be resting in stable
condition last night.
Police reported that around 2 pm after
getting a call from Wallerfield residents of
a chopping incident, they spotted the suspect
at Moonan Road, Wallerfield. But when he
saw the vehicle he ran off. The police chased
after him and one officer caught up with
the suspect. However, he was injured as he
attempted to subdue him.
The other officers in pursuit then opened
fire on the suspect, hitting him several times
about his body.
The man, who is yet to be identified by
the police, was arrested, placed in the police
vehicle and taken to the Arima Health Facil-
ity, where he underwent emergency surgery.
Police said the suspect began his attacks
at midnight yesterday, when he first chopped
Williams. Williams reportedly went outside
to put out a burning towel when he was
attacked and chopped about the head, arms
and chest. He got into his vehicle to seek
medical attention, but died before he could
drive out of his garage.
District Medical Officer Dr Shaw Ramroop
viewed the body and ordered it removed to
the Forensic Science Centre, St James, for
a post mortem.
Police led by Insp Maharaj went in pursuit
of the killer but were initially unsuccessful
and returned to the Arima Police Station
around 2 am.
However, around 8 am the cutlass-wield-
ing man went to Tractor Pool Road, Waller-
field, where he chopped Randy Strong about
the hands. Strong was taken to the Arima
Health Facility where he was warded in
stable condition last night. The attacker
A party of officers led by Cpls Ramda-
hanie, Jason Jeanville and the Arima CID
This time they spotted the man at Moo-
nan Road, Wallerfield, where they challenged
him, leading to his subsequent attack on
the officer and his own shooting.
ACP Persad, Snr Supt Rajkumar and Insps
Ali and Maharaj visited the scene. Insp
Maharaj of Arima CID is continuing
Cop shot after confronting Sea Lots gunman
JENSEN LA VENDE
One man is in police custody
following the shooting of an
off-duty police officer on
Thursday night, while police
were still searching for two
other men in relation to the
incident up to last night.
According to police reports,
Sgt Ricardo Morris, who is
attached to the Belmont Police
Station, was at a basketball court
at Pioneer Drive, Sea Lots,
around 9.30 pm with his son,
when he saw a man walking
with a high-powered weapon.
Police said Morris, who lives
in Central Trinidad, spoke with
the gunman and the men began
During the struggle two other
men jumped in to aid the gun-
man, who had a loaded AR15
rifle. One of the men took the
gun and shot Morris twice, in
the left hip and left forearm. The
trio then ran off with the gun.
Officers from the Guard and
Emergency Branch, who were
on patrol in the area, took Morris
to the hospital where he was
treated and warded in a stable
condition last night. Officers
later returned to the scene where
they apprehended one man.
Police visited the area yesterday
and conducted searches of sev-
eral homes but did not find any
Morris shooting came two
days after another off-duty
police officer was ambushed,
shot and killed, as well as the
murder of a regiment officer at
Constable Jason John died on
his way to his girlfriend s Five
Rivers, Arouca, home while the
regiment officer, Jerry Leacock,
was killed at his Wallerfield
home. John was last attached to
the Court and Process Branch
and is tentatively scheduled to
be buried on Tuesday, while
Leacock was buried yesterday.
(See page A6)
Police officers make their way into Sea Lots, Port-of-Spain, yesterday, for a raid following the shooting
of their colleague Ricardo Morris (inset). Morris is currently warded in hospital. PHOTO: SHIRLEY
Gun, ammo found during road block
Woman who beat
mom in public
After killing neighbour in cutlass attack
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