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While fighting for the
woman he loved, a 37-year-
old prisons officer was
stabbed to death on Sunday
night in what investigators
believe was a love triangle
between three prison officers.
"You see love? Everything
does start nice, but it is how
it ends," Ricardo Fraser said as
he summed up the tragic slay-
ing of his stepson Dominic
After a fistfight with a 23-
year-old recruit, Bernard, from
Jack Street, Marabella, bled to
death on the verandah of his
girlfriend s apartment.
Bernard went to his 34-year-
old girlfriend s Petra Avenue,
Plaisance Park, home around
9.20 pm where he met the
recruit liming. The two men
engaged in a heated argument
over the woman which led to
the fight. The suspect then
picked up a knife and stabbed
Bernard in the back and chest.
Neighbours contacted police
after they heard screams com-
ing from the apartment. By the
time police responded, led by
Supt Zamsheed Mohammed,
Insp Ramkhelawan and Sgt Mc
Intosh, along with an ambu-
lance, Bernard had already
Police searched the area for
the suspect, who lives in Clax-
ton Bay, but were unable to
find him. Eventually he sur-
rendered to St Margaret s police
a few hours later. Up to yes-
terday, investigators were yet
to recover the murder weapon.
Speaking outside the family s
home yesterday, Fraser
described Bernard as a "cool
and humble" person, who had
just completed part of a law
"He now finished doing part
one in law, he was studying to
become a lawyer. He was a
young and brilliant fella," Fraser
It was a cruel blow for
Bernard s mother, Patricia
Bernard, as Fraser explained
that it was only yesterday
morning that he led police to
her workplace at Puff n Stuff
Bakery, Vistabella, where they
broke the sad news.
"She just started to bawl.
She felt really disappointed
because that was her only son
and her last child. It was only
two of them that lived in that
house," Fraser said.
The murder toll for 2014 up
to late yesterday was 197, with
an approximate average of 32
murders a month.
Homicide detective Thomp-
son-Green is continuing inves-
JENSEN LA VENDE
The death of a 64-year-old
man is being investigated by the
Homicide Bureau after his shirt-
lesss body was found with a belt
tied around his neck and his
hands tied behind his back.
Gregory Lange, of Albert Street,
Arouca, was last seen alive around
4 pm on Sunday.
Lange, who worked at
Optometrists Today, was found
by his colleagues, who went look-
ing for him after he failed to show
up to work yesterday. Police said
around 10 am they received a call
about the discovery.
Lange s co-workers went to his
home and called out to him, and
when they got no response they
peeped inside and saw him near
Police believe he was killed in
a sex act that may have gone
wrong, but his death will not be
classified until his autopsy is done
In an unrelated matter, Deon
Malino, who was found dead at
the entrance to a forest at Grand
Curacaye Road, Upper San Juan,
last week, died from a heart attack
accelerated by chronic alcoholism,
his autopsy revealed yesterday.
Police said Malino, 46, was
wanted in connection with the
death of his wife Kaeisha Malino,
37, who was killed at her home
on March 24.
The contract for a supplier of cell phone jam-
mers and body scanners in prisons is expected
to be awarded in two weeks, says Justice Min-
ister Emmanuel George.
George made the comment during his con-
tribution to debate of a bill to amend the Prisons
Act, Criminal Offences Act and the Mental Health
Act in Parliament yesterday.
He was responding to comments made by
Opposition MP Colm Imbert, who accused the
Government of acting as though the prisons
were a paradise.
Imbert questioned the Government s neglect
of issues such as riots, poor facilities, safety of
security officers, the acquisition of cell phones
by inmates and an alleged prison litigation con-
spiracy commonly referred to as "Prisongate."
George, who said most of the issues would
be dealt with in the draft prison rules, which
were waiting to be laid in Parliament, said Gov-
ernment was currently addressing many of the
Speaking to reporters afterwards, George said
the matter was before the special tenders com-
mittee of the Ministry of National Security and
the contract would soon be awarded.
"We expect that shortly that contract would
be awarded and when we say shortly, within a
fortnight," said George.
He said the plan was to put cell phone jammers
and body scanners at the Golden Grove prison,
as that was the most problematic.
He said the contract for protective vests for
prison officers had already been awarded.
"We expect that we will get the supplies within
three months and once we get them it will go
to the Commissioner of Prisons and he will
decide who will get these vests."
George said some of the vests were stab-proof
and others were bulletproof.
stabbed to death
in love triangle
Yet another family
has been plunged
into mourning as a
died while being
breastfed by his
Although police do
not suspect foul play
in the death of
han, they await the
findings of an autopsy
today to determine
how the child died.
Reports stated that
around 11.30 pm,
was nestled in the
arms of his mother
Nesha Wattley at their
home in Chaguanas.
the child, Wattley
noticed milk was run-
ning from his nose
and when she
touched him, he was
immediately took him
to the Chaguanas
Police Station where
CPR on the baby
while they awaited an
Both mother and
baby were taken to
the Chaguanas Health
Centre where further
efforts were made to
revive the child.
Despite medical staff s
was pronounced dead
around 12.30 am.
Police said the baby
had no marks of vio-
lence and ordered
undertakers to taker
the body to the San
George: Contract for phone jammers in two weeks
death of man
in sex act
Ricardo Fraser speaks to members of the media yesterday.
A Carib girl dances in front of the Siparia Rhythm Section as they played in front Smokey & Bunty, St James, during the
WeBeat Steelband Parade on Sunday. PHOTO: MARYANN AUGUSTE
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