Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Suspect in Keyianna’s kidnapping gets CT scan

...after vomiting, urinating blood


VICTIM: Keyianna Noel

Mark Fraser

DOCTORS were up to yesterday evening performing a computed tomography (CT) scan on the man suspected of kidnapping six-year-old Keyianna Noel from her Port of Spain home three weeks ago in order to determine the cause of him vomiting and urinating blood.

The 33-year-old man remained warded at the Port of Spain hospital last night under police guard since his arrest in San Juan on Thursday morning.

His attorney Fareed Ali told the Express in a phone interview yesterday that he had paid his client a visit at the hospital, whose condition was listed as serious.

Ali said doctors were unable to state exactly what was the cause of his condition and would only be able to do so after the scan was performed.

The attorney said the suspect is suffering from pain to his chest, abdomen and head. His speech is also slurred.

“His condition is quite serious because he can’t even complete a sentence,” said Ali.

The man is suspected of kidnapping Noel from her Duncan Street, home on November 10, and dropping her off along the Priority Bus Route (PBR) in Mt Hope the following day.

He reportedly went to the girl’s home where she was with her two other siblings and promised to buy them snacks if they went with him.

Noel agreed but the other two did not. After receiving a telephone call from the man informing him of the girl’s location, Noel’s father made a report to police who launched an immediate search.

The following day, the man dropped the girl off along the PBR where she was later found by police. Since then however, the man had been on the run.

On two occasions he had promised to surrender himself but later had a change of heart.

On Thursday, officers of the North Eastern Division Task Force (NEDTF) went to the San Juan area where they spotted the man walking along the pavement and arrested him.