Man Charged With Murder Of Grandmother, Mother, and Brother

A 25 year old man is expected to appear before a Port of Spain Magistrate today, charged with the murders of his grandmother, mother and brother, which occurred on Friday 24th September, 2021.

Rakesh David, who has dual-citizenship (Trinidadian and Canadian), was also charged with possession of a firearm, possession of ammunition, possession of firearm to endanger life and possession of ammunition to endanger life, following advice received from Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP), Roger Gaspard SC, on Thursday 30th September, 2021.

The victims, Kumari Kowlessar-Timal, 77, of O’Meara Road, Arima, and Radeshka Timal, 48, and Zachary David, 22, both Canadian nationals and both of Don Miguel Road, San Juan, were found at the San Juan address, with gunshot wounds to their heads on Friday 24th September, 2021.

The accused was arrested by officers of the Homicide Bureau of Investigations (HBI), Region 2, on that same date.
Investigations were supervised by ASP Douglas and Insps. Hosein, Sylvester and Ramjag, all of HBI Region 2.

David was charged by Sgt. (Ag.) Fareed Mohammed, also of HBI Region 2, on Friday 1st October, 2021.

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