Two foreigners among T&T triple murder victims

(Trinidad Guardian) The third victim of Monday’s triple murder at John John, East Port-of-Spain has been identified as Venezuelan national Miguel Matillo, 24.

On Monday while the rest of country was preparing for the onslaught of Tropical Storm Bret, Matillo was taken to Laventille by Moruga resident Dillon Lewis and Dominican Republic national Alfredo “Spanish” Marchan, 24, to conduct an illegal deal. They were ambushed and shot dead and robbed of their sneakers.

According to police reports, shortly after 6 pm police received a report of a shooting at an apartment building near to the basketball court at John John.

Police found the three victims lying next to each other in a corridor.

Police are working on two theories that led to the men’s death, both with links to criminality.

The first is that they went to collect $50,000 for a soured drug deal and were murdered. The second theory is that the men went to collect a sum of money supposedly as a ransom for someone kidnapped in Venezuela.

Alfredo “Spanish” Marchan