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HORRIFYING DISCOVERY: The house at Critchlow Trace, Chinapoo, Morvant yesterday where siblings Victor Hutchinson, 78, and Claudette Cassell, 81, were found murdered. 

For the second time in a matter of hours, this country recorded yet another double murder.

While up to press time full details remained unavailable, Express was reliably informed that the victims were known in the community as “Zizi” and “Ramon”.

The shooting incident took place at about 8.30p.m. yesterday in the vicinity of Building Two, Maloney Gardens.

It is not clear how both men were shot, however, from initial reports, residents of the area heard the sounds of rapid gunfire, following which they saw the two wounded parties lying along the roadway.


SIX charges, including two for murder, were yesterday read to a teenager allegedly involved in the death of his alleged accomplice and Dr Rudradeva Sharma.

Antonio Francois, 19, limped into the San Fernando Magistrates’ Court where he appeared before senior magistrate Jo-Anne Connor.

Police Commissioner Gary Griffith has urged all victims of domestic violence to call 999 for an immediate response as he took issue with the manner in which a victim was treated when she called 800-SAVE.

880-SAVE (7283) is a 24-hour National Domestic Violence Hotline to report incidents of domestic and gender violence. It falls under the purview of the Office of the Prime Minister and is supposed to provide counselling services, crisis intervention and referrals to appropriate agencies such as the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service, the Victim and Support Unit of the TTPS, the National Family Services, the Children’s Authority of Trinidad and Tobago, Lifeline or the Rape Crisis Society.

More than 3,000 passengers have been screened for the killer coronavirus this week at Piarco International Airport. So said Health Minister Terrence Deyalsingh yesterday after visiting the airport and having a first hand look at the systems in place.