Saturday, November 18, 2017

Goodbye Marcia

...funeral held today for television personality

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The casket bearing the body of television personality Marcia Henville being wheeled into the Holiness Revival Ministries, corner Baden Powell and French Streets, Woodbrook Port of Spain today.

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Mourners at the funeral for television personality Marcia Henville.

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Chioke Henville, the son of Marcia Henville, speaking at her funeral today.

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Murdered: Marcia Henville

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Mourners at the funeral for television personality Marcia Henville.

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We said goodbye to television journalist Marcia Henville today.



Her funeral took place at the Holiness Revival Ministries, corner Baden Powell and French Streets, Woodbrook Port of Spain.



Her body was interred at the Tunapuna Public Cemetery, Tunapuna.



There will be a wake at the St. James Amphitheatre, Western main road, St. James from 7p.m.



Henville was killed at her home at Fidelis Heights, St Augustine soime time between last Frikday night and Saturday morning, when fire fighters responded to a report of a fire coming from her bedroom.



They found her burnt body. The pathologist discovered the following day that Henville had been stabbed Multiple times, her throat cut, and she had been beaten on the head.



Henville's two children, Chioke and Nikeiya, 16 who were also home at the time of the incident were not injured. A relative is a person of interest in the case. He is expected to be interviewed by police, after permission is given by doctors treating him for burns.





ON January 10 last year, Henville told a Tunapuna Magistrate she had been assaulted, choked and punched by a close male relative.



The relative also threatened her, Henville said.Henville said over the past three years the relative had persistently used annoying and abusive language against her.



She gave the court two specific dates in the recent past when incidents of domestic violence occurred against her.The relative told the court it was Henville who occasionally slapped, scraped and assaulted him.

She used to threaten him, he said.



One week later both Henville and the close male relative withdrew the claims they filed against each other. Magistrate Halcyon Yorke-Young admonished them both to keep the peace.



Two days before Henville withdrew her domestic violence claim from the Tunapuna Magistrates' Court she went to the Port of Spain Magistrates' Court to lend support to her son Chioke.



On January 15 last year Chioke appeared before Port of Spain Magistrate Melvin Daniel on five charges including possession of a shotgun and eight rounds of ammunition.



Chioke was also charged with breaching a no entry sign, driving without a valid permit and driving without insurance. The offences against Chioke were alleged to have taken place on January 13 last year.



Henville was scheduled to file divorce papers on Monday.