T&T man charged with murdering soldier

Charged: Brandon Pooran

(Trinidad Express) Labourer Brandon Pooran has been charged with the March 15 murder of Defence Force soldier Sergeant Ken Palmer.

Killed: Ken Palmer

Pooran, of Dalloo Road, Gasparillo, is also charged with attempted murder of his 36-year-old aunt and the victim’s wife, Radica Pooran, wounding with intent against his 31-year-old brother, Ravi Pooran, two counts of shooting with intent against the victim’s nine-year-old son and seven-year-old daughter, possession of firearm, possession of ammunition, possession of firearm with intent to endanger life and possession ammunition.

Palmer, 42, of Olera Heights Circular Road, San Fernando, was at the home of his wife’s relatives, at Dalloo Road, Gasparillo, when he got into an altercation with an occupant of the house.

The man is alleged to have gone to a nearby house and returned with a firearm and proceeded to shoot the victim, who died at the scene.

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