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after death threats
JENSEN LA VENDE
Three weeks to the
date after receiving a
death threat, a Laven-
tille man was shot in
the head as he awaited
transport to his Dan
Kelly home yesterday.
According to police re-
ports, Sceall (pronounced
Seal) Craig, 35, was stand-
ing at the corner of Picton
and Africa Roads, John
John, Laventille, around
5 am when residents said
they heard gunshots.
They later found Craig's
body slumped face down on
Police said Craig, a se-
curity guard, worked two
jobs and about a month ago
had to intervene in a phys-
ical altercation between a
female co-worker and the
woman's male companion.
The woman later moved
in with Craig and his fiancé
after the same man threat-
ened to kill her. The threats
were then directed to Craig,
who was accused of being
romantically involved with
his co-worker by the sus-
pect who lives in St James.
The man told Craig he
had three weeks to live.
Craig's co-worker filed a
protection order against
the man and went to court
for the matter on Wednes-
day. Police said they have
not arrested the suspect as
yet. Craig's fiancé, Marissa
Matiste, told the media at
the Forensic Science Centre
that the couple was sched-
uled to be married on her
birthday, August 31 and
were to honeymoon in
Tobago and then vacation
in St Lucia.
The 32-year-old wom-
an said they intended to
complete the $1,400 pay-
ment on their wedding
rings today. Matiste said
the couple were teenage
sweethearts who broke up
but rekindled their love on
February 23, 2015.
She said they both were
originally from Indian
Walk, Princes Town and
she moved into his Laven-
tille home when he went
there to live closer to his
mother and siblings.
"We don't even have any
pictures together we never
even get to do that. He was
the head of security where
he worked. He was a very
loving, caring individual,"
In an unrelated killing,
police have identified the
man who was murdered in
Morvant as OJ Saunders,
34, of St Michael's Village,
Las Cuevas. Police said
Saunders was found with
gunshot wounds around
10.30 pm on Tuesday
night at Poinsettia Drive,
Police said they sus-
pected that Saunders was
murdered after he sought to
collect money owed. Hom-
icide officers said Saunders
was constructing a house in
the area. The killings have
taken the murder toll to 257
for the year.
shot dead at sea
A Moruga fisherman was shot
dead, allegedly by a group of Ven-
ezuelan men, while he was fish-
ing with a friend, off the coast of
Cedros on Wednesday.
Homicide investigators are now
trying to corroborate an eyewitness
account of how Steve Joseph, 31, was
shot dead. His friend, Raymond
Montano, was not injured.
Police received a report that on
Wednesday, Joseph, aka "Chest" of
La Lune Road, Moruga and Mon-
tano boarded a pirogue in the River
of Hope, Moruga, before heading to
waters off Icacos Point, Cedros.
While fishing around 4 pm, a
group of "fair skinned" men, all
dressed in black, pulled up along-
side their pirogue in a green vessel.
Reports stated the group picked
up guns and opened fire on the lo-
cal fishermen before speeding off.
Joseph was shot in the upper part
of his right leg but Montano was un-
harmed. Joseph and Montano headed
to the beach off Lala Road, Icacos and
contacted the Cedros police for help.
Cpl Karmody and a group of of-
ficers responded and took Joseph, to
the Point Fortin Area Hospital. How-
ever, around 7 pm, he succumbed to
his injuries while being treated.
Medical staff said Joseph may have
bled to death. His body was taken
to the Forensic Science Centre for
Joseph's companion is assisting
police with investigations.
A 21-year old man has been
held homicide detectives in
connection with the murder of a
pregnant Gasparillo woman,Or-
nella Phillip. The man,described
as a close friend of Phillip, 28,
was held at his home and taken
into custody, yesterday.
Phillip was found dead in the liv-
ing room of her Thompson Street,
Gasparillo home on June 25. Her
body was discovered by a resident
who went to purchase a cigarette
from one of the tenants. The man
noticed the front door to Philip's
apartment was ajar. He called out
to her and saw her body on the
floor in the living room area. She
had a gunshot wound to her chest.
Neighbours reported hearing a bang
around one o'clock that morning,
but no one ventured out to find out
what caused the loud sound.
Philip was five months' pregnant
and the mother of an eight-year-
old, Kayla, who suffers from cerebral
After weeks of gathering evidence,
officers went to the suspect's home
yesterday and took him into the cus-
tody. No charges were laid up until
Suspect arrested in woman's murder
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