Ex husband charged with mom’s murder

Charged: Joseph Bennet is charged with murdering Arisa David.

(Trinidad Express) A Chaguanas man was expected to appear before a Chaguanas Magistrate yesterday, charged with the January 2 murder of his former common law wife, Arisa Vana David.

Joseph Bryan Bennet 36, a taxi driver, of Chase Village, Chaguanas, was charged with murder, following advice received from Deputy Director of Public Prosecutions, Joan Honore-Paul.

David, 25, also of Chase Village, Chaguanas, was found dead in the bedroom of her home, around 8:30am by her daughters – ages eight and three.

The victim had been in an altercation with a man the day before, during which he allegedly threatened to kill her, police said.

An autopsy revealed she was strangled.

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