T&T state witness murdered

(Trinidad Express) An Arima mother and a State witness are the two latest murder victims in the country, bringing the murder toll to 26.

The body of Ricaldo Sanchez, 51, a State witness, was discovered this morning at Field Road, near his home in Palo Seco.
Sanchez, a disc jockey, of Mitchell Trace, Los Charros Road, went missing on Saturday night, after playing music at Station 22 Bar at Los Charros Junction.

Sanchez was a witness in a murder case which was coming up for hearing the Siparia Magistrates’ Court. Homicide investigators are at the scene.

Ricaldo Sanchez
Ricaldo Sanchez

In the other killing, Arima mother Abigail Persad, was discovered with gunshot wounds outside her home last night. Persad, 32, of Maturita, had pulled up to the gate of her home at Maturita Village, when a gunman dressed in black clothing approached the car.

Persad was exiting the car when she was shot about her body.
Persad’s husband ran out of the house and found Persad bleeding.
He took her to the Arima Health Facility where she was pronounced dead.

 

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