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A Carenage woman was stabbed
to death in her bedroom and her
husband critically injured early
yesterday morning in a case police
were still trying to decipher up to
Police reports stated that the cou-
ple s 14-year-old daughter, Keisha
Edwards, heard screams in her par-
ents bedroom around 2.10 am and
later found her mother, Andrea
"Hannah" Edwards, 37, dead on the
ground and her father, Raul Joseph,
42, with stab wounds.
Police said one of Joseph s sons
from a previous relationship later
took his father to Westshore Medical
where he remains warded in a seri-
But police said another theory
being offered was that a man in
dark clothing entered the house and
attacked the two. A man in dark
clothing was seen fleeing the house,
police said they were also told.
What has baffled police, however,
is that the house, located at Moya
Trace, off Haig Street, Carenage,
was described as heavily "fortified,"
making it almost impossible to break
into the home.
Police added they received infor-
mation that Joseph and Edwards
had a rocky relationship.
In 2010, Joseph s father, Peter
Salvary, 65, had his throat slit at
Big Yard, Carenage. Salvary, a
mason, was killed on January 7. He
was attacked around 2.30 am, police
Joseph, the owner of a party boat
named "Top Cat"
, had a collapsed
right lung and stab wounds to the
chest and back, while Edwards, an
assistant cook, had stab wounds to
the abdomen and chest.
On Edwards Facebook page, her
most recent post was a video of a
friend celebrating his birthday. The
post was uploaded at 6.35 pm. On
Joseph s Facebook page, many
friends posted their condolences
for his wife and get well wishes to
Speaking with the T&T Guardian
near the scene of the incident,
Edwards younger sister, Sophia,
said she was an ambitious woman
who dragged that trait out of her.
"She was a very loving and giving
person and was hardworking. She
recently got a job at a food place
on Mucurapo Road as a cook and
was working Sunday to Sunday. She
had a real sweet hand, she could
"She was always encouraging me
to do the right thing. I will miss
her ambition. She had the ambition
to make you feel like you could do
anything. I could tell you that
because I was weak in that area and
she always encouraged me. To know
that she come from so far, only to
go through this. It is like a night-
mare," Sophia said of her sister.
Edwards added that she and her
sister, despite their ups and downs,
spoke everyday except the day
before she died as she had no credit
on her cellphone to call her. She
said she had been hearing conflict-
ing reports surrounding her sister s
death, with some claiming an
intruder did it while other reports
suggested a dispute led to the inci-
Edwards said: "You see this on
TV and you wish that it would never
happen to you. Right now I would
just like to find out the cause of
this. Why did this happen?"
With this killing and three others
yesterday, the murder toll rose to
289 for the year.
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A mother of two was found yesterday
with her throat slit at her home at San
Fabian Road, Springland, Gasparillo.
Sue-Ann Titus was found dead by her
stepfather, Horace Richards, 82, around
Richards told police he awoke around 3
am and saw his daughter cooking and
there was a man sitting in the kitchen. He
said Titus was expected to report to work
at Trinidad Cement Ltd (TCL) for 6 am
so he thought everything was okay and
returned to bed.
But Richards got the shock of his life
around 6.30 am when he walked into a
laundry room and found her semi-nude
body lying in blood.
Southern Division police, including Snr
Supt Adeline St Louis-Pesnell, ASP Sharon
Gomez-Cooper, Insp Don Gajadhar and
Sgt Susan John, responded but the suspect
was long gone. A motive is yet to be deter-
mined, especially as the family did not
know the man.
One of Titus mobile phones was report-
ed missing and a man working at a site
behind a neighbour s house discovered a
BLU mobile phone stained with blood. It
was handed over to police. Titus son
declined an interview yesterday.
Titus was an administrative assistant at
TCL and worked there for the past 20
years. Several of her colleagues gathered
outside her home, wishing the news was
not true. However, eyes became teary when
the undertakers carried her body to their
Co-worker, Jinda Maharaj, described
her as a friendly, outgoing and helpful per-
son who was always willing to go out of
her way to make others comfortable. He
said when news reached the company, col-
leagues were plunged into a state of sadness
Fellow churchgoers at the Revival Time
Assembly, San Fernando, also could not
hold back their tears.
In an unrelated incident, weeks after
police seized over $40,000 from his home,
a Moruga electrician was killed in a drive-
by shooting on Wednesday night.
Marvin Ravello, 47, of Samuel Cooper
Road, Indian Walk, was found dead by
Sixth Company residents who went outside
to investigate gunshots heard in the com-
Police said Ravello was standing along
Contention Road around 8.30 pm when a
black vehicle drove past him and the occu-
pants opened fire. He was hit on the right
side of the face and fell on the roadside
Southern Division police, including Snr
Supt Adeline St Louis-Pesnell and ASP
Rohan Pardasie, responded and co-ordi-
nated searches for the suspects. However,
no one was arrested up to yesterday.
Police said Ravello, who also has an
address on Ormidale Avenue, Cocoyea,
was recently charged with larceny and was
suspected in recent robberies, shootings
and drug transactions.
A source said St Mary s police executed
a search warrant at his home a few weeks
ago and found $40,000 for which he could
not account. He was reportedly very hostile
to officers when they went to his home.
However, Ravello s brother-in-law, Ray-
Woman killed, husband critical
Man finds daughter with her throat slit
Cops get conflicting stories of Carenage attack...
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mond Dyer, who described him as "humble" and
"cool," said he was still waiting for more news on
Dyer told the T&T Guardian yesterday he was
leaving home around 6.30 pm when he last saw
Ravello. He said he did not know where he went
or what he was doing in Sixth Company.
It was only later that night a relative called him,
saying he heard Ravello was killed. He said Ravello
never complained about threats against him or had
arguments with anyone.
Cpl Bridgemohan is continuing inquiries.
A relative of Andrea Edwards is overwhelmed with grief at the scene of her murder in Carenage yesterday. PHOTO:
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