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guardian.co.tt Friday, July 14, 2017
Days after he was released from police custody
for questioning in connection with the double
murders of Haffiza Rose Mohammed, 56, and
13-year-old Videsh Subar, a 32-year-old man
was re-arrested yesterday.
The Arima man now joins his 23-year-old relative
who was arrested on Wednesday night.
The other two suspects---a 25-year-old man of San-
gre Grande and a relative of Mohammed---remain in
Mohammed and Subar were both found tied up
with their throats slit at Mohammed's home at Ajim
Baksh Street, Malabar, on June 27.
On Wednesday morning, one of the first suspects
to be detained for questioning, Kendall "Sausage"
Garcia, 23, was shot during an alleged exchange of
gunfire by police officers from the Central Division,
after the officers who responded to a robbery.
Garcia's criminal profile reveals he was a known
drugs and firearms offender.
He had two addresses---#40 Gokool Street, New
City, Valencia and at LP#645, Eastern Main Road,
Maturita Village, Arima.
Subsequent to Garcia's release, police held three
other suspects and released two of them after they
were not recognised in identification parades at the
La Horquetta Police Station.
A fourth suspect, a 25-year-old man of Sangre
Grande, who alleged he was beaten by police and
forced to sign a statement, was said to be still in
A 54-year-old male relative of Mohammed has
also been detained and a formal statement taken by
JENSEN LA VENDE
A 22-year-old caterer and his teenage co-ac-
cused appeared in court yesterday charged with
robbing Artie's Meats at Morne Coco Road, Diego
Martin, and its customers last Saturday.
Stephon Durant, 22, originally from Waterhole, Co-
corite, but who now resides at Upper L'Anse Mitan
Road, Carenage and his 15-year-old co-accused, of
Thompson Circular, Carenage, arejointly accused of
robbing the business.
They are also charged with robbing Theresa Farrell
of her Samsung Galaxy cell phone worth $4,000, Alvin
Clarke of a Samsung S6 worth $6,000 and $3,000,
assaulting Nicole Clarke with intent to rob her, stealing
a Hope of a Miracle Foundation donation box con-
taining $235.72 from Artie's Meats along with $5,000.
They also allegedly robbed Gregory Oshea of a
Samsung S4 worth $5,000 and $135 and Kimberly
Antoine of a $4,500 gold wedding band and $1,000.
All the alleged acts took place on July 8, while the
men, and others, were armed with firearms.
The teen faced additional charges of possession of
a firearm and 11 rounds of ammunition, while Durant
had a separate charge for a gun and eight rounds of
Both were allegedly in possession of the arms at
Giles Street, Diego Martin. Durant has another charge
of being in possession of ten rounds of ammunition
at his Carenage home.
The teen's attorney, Kyle Fortuné, first requested
that his client be sent for a mental evaluation at the
Artie's robbery suspects in court
St Ann's Psychiatric Hospital, after he said the
teen exhibited signs that he may be mentally
abnormal for his age.
Fortuné said since his client's arrest last Sat-
urday he was unable to get proper instructions.
The request was granted by Magistrate Adia
Mohammed. However, after contacting the in-
stitution she was informed they lack the capacity
to treat with a minor and then remanded the teen
into custody at the Youth Training Centre (YTC).
She also ordered a probation officer's report
before she considers granting him bail.
The child's mental abnormality was confirmed
by his mother, who said he dropped out of Mu-
curapo East Secondary last year because he was
unable to keep up with the workload.
Durant, a caterer with Hyatt Regency Hotel
and Hilton Trinidad and a certified electrician,
was represented by Allan Anderson. He was
granted $350,000 bail to cover all charges.
Despite Anderson's many attempts to get bail
altered because his family "did not have prop-
erty," it was set and both were ordered to return
to court on July 26.
Durant, who is engaged to his girlfriend of two
years, was ordered to report to the Four Roads
Police Station every Monday, Wednesday and
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