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Guardian www.guardian.co.tt Wednesday, June 1, 2016
A 57-year-old Trinidadian
woman was stabbed 83 times
while at her Brooklyn, New York
apartment on Saturday.
She was identified as Liza Millet,
a resident of the YWCA, at 30 Third
Avenue in the Boerum Hill neigh-
A woman believed to be the
assailant, a 48-year-old resident at
the building, identified as Dorothy
Curry was subsequently arrested
According to reports, shortly
before 7 am police responded to a
dispute involving a knife attack.
Officers later found Millet lying on
the floor of her room with several
stab wounds to her back and torso.
New York police found Curry
barricaded inside her unit just down
the hall from Millet's apartment.
She was taken into custody after
officers from the Police Depart-
ment's Emergency Service Unit
forced open the door.
Millet was taken to New York
Methodist Hospital in Brooklyn,
where she was pronounced dead
Curry was taken to Kings County
Hospital Centre for a psychiatric
evaluation and was charged later
on Saturday with murder.
Investigators recovered a six-inch
kitchen knife at the scene.
According to a New York Times
report, Millet and Curry had both
lived for several years in the building,
which provides housing for 285
And according to Rolanda Teles-
ford, a spokeswoman for the YWCA
in Brooklyn, neither woman had a
history of violence or complaints
filed against them.
Speaking with the T&T Guardian
yesterday, Millet's close friend, Mar-
garet Charles said Millet came to
Trinidad on May 20, to celebrate
her 57th birthday which was the
following day, May 21.
Charles said Millet, who was orig-
inally from Belmont, stayed at her
place at Crystal Hill, St Paul Street,
East Dry River, Port-of-Spain.
"I heard about her death when
her daughter called me crying. I
was shocked because someone like
Liza surely did not deserve to die
like that. She was stabbed 83 times.
I mean if she died in an accident
I would have understand that but
like this," Charles said.
Charles said Millet migrated to
the US 14 years ago. "She wanted
to better her life and worked very
hard at it. She did not have a lot of
friends because she was always
working," she added.
Asked during her visit if Millet
mentioned to her that her life was
ever threatened, Charles replied:
"No. If she was threatened she
would have told me for sure because
we were so very close, like family."
Charles said her daughter was
trying to arrange the funds to bring
Millet's body to Trinidad for the
However, she said, if the funds
were not acquired in time, the cre-
mation would then be held in
Brooklyn and her ashes sent to
Trinidad for burial at the family's
Trini stabbed to death in NY
T&T national Liza Millet
National Security Minister
Edmund Dillon yesterday said he
always performs at a high level.
He made the comment in response
to queries over reports over the week-
end that despite the continuing surge
in murders, Prime Minister Dr Keith
Rowley had given him a passing grade.
Asked whether he agreed with the
grade, Dillon said: "As an individual
I am always performing well. That is
my endeavours. All of them."
He made the comment following
the funeral of murdered Police Con-
stable Jason John at the Red Hill Wes-
leyan Holiness Church, D'Abadie.
John, 29, was murdered while on
his way to his fiancée's home at Five
Rivers, Arouca, last Tuesday. About
four hours later, regiment officer Cpl
Jerry Leacock was killed at his Demer-
ara Heights home after a home inva-
sion by thieves who made off with
his Nissan Versa. He was buried on
During John's service, his sister-
in-law, Allison Acres-John, said the
Police Service made him put away his
boyish ways and become a responsible
man who was killed before he had
completed his family home.
She said the father of four was an
ambitious, energetic man who was
always joyous and made time despite
his busy schedule for a lime.
At the end of the service, which
was attended by acting Police Com-
missioner Stephen Williams, Junior
National Security Minister Glenda
Jennings-Smith and other police exec-
utive members, Dillon said it was sad
both men had lost their lives having
given it to the service of the country.
He said the issue of compensation
for officers killed in the line of duty
was engaging their attention and there
may be consideration for service
members killed while off duty, as sug-
gested by Insp Anand Ramesar, head
of the Police Service Social and Welfare
Asked about the five nationals in
Venezuela on alleged terrorism
charges, Dillon said he visited the
country on Monday and held meetings
with officials. He added, however, that
the most T&T could do was request
Venezuela expedite the court matter
and they had done so.
In keeping with securing the coun-
try, Dillon said there would be a reviv-
ing of an old treaty that began in 2005
with Venezuela to secure both waters,
adding they will share information
concerning drugs, weapons and
human trafficking. ---Jensen La Vende
I always perform at
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