Home' Trinidad and Tobago Guardian : March 25th 2014 Contents Fifteen-year-old Murchannah
Lavia, who was shot dead by a male
relative last week, will be buried today
after a church service at the Petit Val-
ley Pentecostal Church.
The funeral service is expected to
begin at 1 pm.
Lavia, a Form Three student of Prov-
idence Girls High School, was shot
dead last Thursday evening while read-
ing a book at her home on Stoer Drive,
She died at the St James Medical
Complex after being shot once in the
chest around 8 pm, police reports stat-
ed.The teen relative who shot Lavia
while he was playing with a loaded gun
is still in custody assisting police with
The murder toll now
stands at 107 after two
murders in Morvant and
Laventille. For the same
period last year the
murder toll was 102.
Police reports are that
Terry was found in a
track off Village Council
Road, Laventille, on Sun-
day with gunshot
Terry, of St Barb s, was
found around 3.30 pm by
residents who had heard
gunshots. His killing was
labelled gang-related by
In the second unrelat-
ed matter, security guard
Michael Smith, 55, of
Marrie Road, Morvant,
was found with a single
stab wound to the chest
around 5 am yesterday.
Police said Smith was
heard arguing, after
which there were loud
screams and residents
later found his body at
the side of the road.
Police believe his
assailants robbed him
and during the robbery
he tried to fight them off
but was unsuccessful.
Meanwhile, two men
have died in two separate
Brian Baptiste, 32, who
was reported missing just
over a month ago, was
found inside his car
which had veered off the
North Coast Road, Mara-
cas. Police said Baptiste,
of Building 17, Maloney
Gardens, was still inside
the car when it was
found over the weekend.
In the second accident
a 42-year-old coconut
vendor, Henry Ernest,
died on Sunday when his
black Toyota slammed
into a white Nissa Tiida
at the corner of BWIA
Boulevard and St Helena
Police said Ernest was
found naked and may
have been under the
influence of a narcotic.
A 26-year-old man from San Fer-
nando drowned under the King s
Wharf jetty while seeking refuge from
a fruit vendor who was stoning him.
Paramedics did CPR on Mark Jack-
man for 30 minutes on Sunday near a
Customs and Excise office on Old Train
Line, San Fernando. But by the time
he arrived at the San Fernando General
Hospital, he was already dead.
Police up to yesterday were searching
for the fruit vendor who went into hid-
ing after Jackman disappeared under-
Jackman of Pond Street, La Romaine,
was seen arguing with the suspect, then
ran off along the jetty, with the suspect
chasing and throwing stones.
After being hit several times, Jack-
man jumped into the water, hoping to
escape the man. But the vendor con-
tinued throwing stones and Jackman
had to seek refuge under the water.
After he had been under the jetty fo
rfive minutes , a villager dived into the
water and pulled him out. The suspect
left.An autopsy by Dr Hughvon des
Vignes confirmed Jackman died from
drowning. However, his sister Camille
Jackman said he had a bruise on his
neck and his knees were swollen.
Camille said her brother sold the
suspect a Digicel smartphone for $350
earlier this month. He had been paid
$200 and met the suspect on Sunday
to collect the balance.
"When I reached at the wharf there
were two particular people that told
me that Mark sold the man (suspect)
his phone. It was sold for $350 but he
collected $200 and he went to get the
$150," she explained. "From what I
understood, the eyewitnesses said they
started to argue because the man
refused to give him the money for the
Initial reports said Jackman stole the
phone and ran. But his mother, Sybil
Jackman, produced the package which
came with the phone when he bought
it. Jackman has a twin sibling. Cpl
David of the San Fernando CID is con-
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2 murders in Morvant, Laventille
Shot teen to be buried today
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