CHARGED IN CHURCH KILLING: Musician Curtis Lewis on his way to the Chaguanas Magistrates' Court yesterday. —Photo: DAVE PERSAD

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Musician in court for wife's murder

By Nikita Braxton-Benjamin South Bureau

MUSICIAN Curtis Lewis appeared in the Chaguanas Magistrates' Court yesterday charged with stabbing his wife to death in a church in Longdenville two weeks ago.

Lewis, 55, had been under police guard after he ingested a poisonous substance shortly after Fabiola Ramona Chacon died.

He was also treated at hospital for a stab wound to the abdomen.

Last week Thursday, Lewis was discharged from hospital and taken into police custody.

He appeared before Senior Magistrate Gillian Scotland.

It is alleged that on January 30, at Apostle's Ministries at Amarsingh Street, Longdenville, Lewis murdered Chacon.

Lewis, who had addresses in East Drive River, Port of Spain and Valsayn, was charged by Detective Constable Paulette Elcock.

Defence attorney Fareed Ali represented Lewis through the Legal Aid Authority.

Chacon, 36, who lived in Point Fortin before she moved to Valsayn, was killed on January 30 while attending a counselling session at the church.

She was stabbed several times before collapsing on the floor in the washroom of the church.

Chacon was married on Christmas Day last year.

Lewis was remanded in prison custody and will reappear in court on March 15.

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