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Prison Officer in love triangle stabbed to death

...homicide number 197 for the year

By Susan Mohammed susan.mohammed@trinidadexpress.com

A LOVE triangle involving three prison officers led to the killing of a 37-year-old Marabella man on Sunday.

Dominque Bernard, of Jack Street, was discovered dead with stab wounds at the home of a female colleague in Claxton Bay. Hours later, a 23-year-old male colleague surrendered himself to officers at the St Margaret's Police Station.

According to a police report, at around 9.30 p.m. police officers were informed that screams were heard at a house in Plaisance Park. Police officers arrived at the scene and found Bernard lying motionless on the verandah of an apartment on the upper level of the house.

Police said he had been stabbed in the back and chest. Inquiries led by Superintendent of Police of the Southern Police Division Zamsheed Mohammed and Inspector Ramkhelawan revealed that Bernard and the suspect were both at the home of their female colleague, when a heated argument broke out over the woman. The men began to struggle and Bernard was fatally wounded. Officers are still searching for the murder weapon.

Bernard's killing has pushed the homicide toll to 197. Detective Green is investigating.
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