T&T mom chopped, shot to death

(Trinidad Express) A Sangre Grande mother of two was shot and chopped on Tuesday night in her home, by men pretending to be police officers.

Keisha Sanchez, 32, of #2 Taite Trace Circular, Guaico, died at hospital.

According to a police report, around 9.45 pm Sanchez was at her home with her mother, Onella Legen, her 11-year-old daughter and another female relative.

Sanchez’s relatives told police they heard a loud banging on the front door and male voices shouting “police”.

Sanchez opened the door and four masked men, one with a firearm and another with a cutlass, entered the house. Sanchez began to fight with the man armed with the cutlass and she was dealt several chops about her body. A finger was severed.

Relatives told police the man with the firearm fired several shots and Sanchez was hit in the head and lower back.

A party of police officers led by Acting Inspector Rampersad of the Sangre Grande CID, Sgt Lutchman, Ag Cpl Jones, and Homicide detectives Cpl Ramoutar and PC Samuel visited the scene.

Sanchez was taken to the Sangre Grande Area Hospital where she was pronounced dead.

Constable Kheerai is investigating the case.

Sanchez’s murder occured three days after another killing in that area. Around 7.05 pm police responded to a report of loud explosions a Taite Trace. Upon arrival they found the body of Junior Khan 53, a former police officer, of 6 Green Acres Foster Road, Sangre Grande.

He was discovered near the roadway bleeding from gunshot wounds to the back and leg. He was taken taken to hospital where he died.

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