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Two friends were shot dead
hours apart in separate incidents
on Thursday night, pushing the
murder toll to nine for the year.
Shortly after 8 pm Wallace Guy
and his friend Nicholas Kerr were
at Boxhill Trace, Laventille, with
other people when a white Nissan
Tiida pulled up and someone inside
opened fire on the group.
Guy was shot repeatedly and
died on the spot. Kerr escaped
after the killer s gun jammed, but
hours later, he was gunned down
Police believe the killer followed
Kerr, who was shot dead while
driving along St Francois Valley
Road, Belmont, around 10 pm.
Speaking with members of the
media outside the Forensic Science
Centre, St James, relatives of Guy
said he was a PH driver and
mechanic who was concerned with
raising his two children, aged five
and two, and was not involved in
The relatives said Guy who lived
at Boxhill Trace, would have turned
24 on January 8 and was a very
"jolly guy" who was always in high
spirits and was willing to help any-
one in need. They said Guy was
not one to be outside his home
after 10 pm.
Relatives of Kerr described him
as a gentle, soft-spoken man. They
said Kerr, 22, lived at Redhill,
Laventille, and earned the nick-
name "Mentos" from selling
pimento pepper with his mother
as a child. Kerr, the father of a
four-year-old boy, was both a
plumber and mechanic who
enjoyed installing audio systems
One relative said until something
drastic was done about the crime
nothing was going to change, and
another lamented that crime was
a large, moneymaking industry
which could not be stopped.
In two other unrelated shooting
incidents, police said around 8 pm
Denzil "Beast" Charles was shot
in the right hand while standing
near his home on Toco Main Road,
Matura. Charles was approached by
two men, one of whom was armed
with a shotgun. He opened fire on
Charles hitting him in the hand
before running away, police said.
Then at 9.45 pm PH taxi driver
Trevor Neverson, 56, was shot in
the right leg by a passenger for
refusing to go off route. Police
reports are that two men asked to
be taken to Church Street, Laven-
tille, and when Neverson refused
the men demanded to be let out
at the corner. On getting out, one
of men shot Neverson in the leg.
Both men are warded at hospital
in satisfactory condition.
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Doctors at the Port-of-Spain
General Hospital have ordered a
CT scan for the 33-year-old sus-
pect in the kidnapping of six-
year-old Keyianna Noel after he
began urinating and spitting
The suspect s attorney Fareed
Ali told the T&T Guardian his
client complained of abdominal,
chest and head pain after his arrest
on Thursday morning. The suspect
also had slurred speech and was
speaking incoherently. He spent
one night at the hospital and yes-
terday doctors ordered the test to
determine the full extent of the
man s injuries.
The suspect, who had been on
the run since he released the child
on December 18, complained of
being in pain while in custody at
the Besson Street Police Station.
He was held by members of the
North Eastern Division Task Force
headed by Insp Roger Alexander
and including Sgt Cornelius
Samuel, Cpl Williams, and PC
He failed to surrender twice to
police before his arrest.
On December 17, Keyianna was
taken from her family s Duncan
Street, Port-of-Spain, apartment.
A report was made to the Besson
Street police and the next day
police picked her up along the Pri-
ority Bus Route (PBR) in Aranguez.
The man is expected to appear
in court on Monday.
Keyianna suspect to get CT scan
Relatives of Nicholas Kerr console each other outside of Forensic
Science Centre in St James, yesterday. PHOTO: MARYANN AUGUSTE
Two more murders
take toll to nine
Quick work by Chaguanas CID
officers might have saved the life of
a Rio Claro woman who was shot
and dumped in a bamboo patch yes-
Hairdresser Patricia Gopeesingh,
45, of San Pedro, remained sedated
in serious condition at the San Fer-
nando General Hospital, awaiting
emergency surgery to remove ten pel-
lets from her chest.
Investigators said the attempted
murder was a hit against
Gopeesingh s life that was ordered
from prison. Gopeesingh is a state
witness in an upcoming trial and is
expected to testify against a fellow
Around 8.30 am, Gopeesingh was
walking along the Chaguanas Main
Road, Montrose, when three men
abducted her in an unmarked vehicle.
She was taken to a lonely area in
Chickland, Freeport, where the men
shot her once in the chest with a
shotgun and left her for dead in a
Despite bleeding heavily,
Gopeesingh managed to crawl to the
roadside, where people from a nearby
village found her and contacted the
police. Supt Johnny Abraham and
Insp Terrence Williams responded
and took the injured woman to the
Couva District Health Facility.
Police are questioning one suspect
and continue to search for the other
abductors. Sgt Andy Mohammed is
Witness survives gun attack
Police are yet to identify the body of the man found in a drain
near the Caroni Bird Sanctuary, off the Uriah Butler Highway, on
Thursday by a group of crab catchers. Police responded to a report
of a body floating in a river around 3.45 pm.
The body was pulled out on the north-bound lane of the highway.
The man bore a gunshot wound to the head, and the body was
weighed down with two concrete bricks tied to the dead man's legs.
The man, of East Indian descent, was wearing a blue three-quarter
pants and a blue jersey.
The State is seeking to tender an
unsworn statement from a witness in
the double murder of a prominent
State attorney Trevor Jones began
making the application before deputy
chief magistrate Mark Wellington when
paper committal proceedings into the
2002 murders of millionaires Mahase
and Darling Rampersad continued yes-
Mahase s nephew Krishna Ramper-
sad, 39, is jointly charged with his for-
mer wife Hilda Donna Bullock, 29, with
Jones application was made under
15C (1) (F) of the Evidence Act.
He said the defence was given full
notice of the application.
In making the application to admit
the unsworn statement of Davie Hosein,
he said the court has the authority to
do so, but the prosecution must satisfy
• That the witness is fearful
• That no reasonable steps can be
taken to protect the witness
In satisfying the first criterion, Jones
sought to tender statements of two
witness support officers.
To support the application, Jones
also called police complainant Cpl Terry
Tambie, who recorded the statement
of Hosein, to give evidence.
In addition to the application, the
prosecution also tendered the post-
mortem reports of Mahase and Darling
Rampersad who were kidnapped in
front of their Palmiste home on August
The couple s decomposing bodies
were found on August 7, 2002 in a
canefield at La Fortune, Woodland.
They had been shot in the back of the
head and their skulls crushed.
Rampersad, a dairy farmer; and Bul-
lock, of Rambert Village, San Fernando,
were arrested and charged in February
2012. The matter is being heard in the
San Fernando First Court.
MURDER INQUIRY OF MILLIONAIRE COUPLE
State seeks to tender
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