Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Men in court on murder charge

THE men from New Grant charged with the murder of Devindra Siewdass, whose charred remains were found in Princes Town after he was kidnapped in March, appeared before Senior Magistrate Debra Quintyne on Monday.

Pradesh “Chippy” Ramlogan, 23, was represented by attorney Petronilla Basdeo.

Kellon Amaroso, 25, had no lawyer.

Basdeo said the case could be done by way of paper committal.

Amaroso said he was ready to begin the case and had intentions of hiring Basdeo as his attorney.

The police prosecutor said that the file in the case would have been sent to the office of the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) later Monday.

Siewdass, 29, of Freeport, the son of a businessman, was last seen on the evening of March 20 when he left his home driving a black Nissan Libero.

The vehicle was recovered, abandoned in Forres Park, Claxton Bay the following day.

Officers conducted a foot and aerial search in Hindustan and Siewdass’s remains were found beneath a burning heap of tyres, about 450 feet from a house.

Deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) testing, returned to Trinidad from a United Kingdom laboratory, confirmed the remains were those of Siewdass.