THE MOTHER of Salisha Langtoo wept outside the Chaguanas Magistrates’ Court yesterday after Llasana Jackson appeared before the magistrate charged with Langtoo’s murder.
Jackson, 27, of St Thomas Village, Chaguanas, had four charges read to him by Senior Magistrate Gillian Scotland.
It was alleged on December 11, 2013, he murdered Langtoo and Clifford George at Cemetery Street, Chaguanas.
He was also charged with, on the same day and place, wounding Carlene Thomas and Kwesi Brooks, with intent to murder them.
Jackson was not called upon to enter a plea to the indictable charges as laid by Constable Siewdath.
Jackson had no attorney and Scotland asked if he intended to retain a lawyer in the matter.
“Yes ma’am,” he replied.
Police prosecutor Sgt Shiva Boodoo said an expedited file was being prepared to be sent to the Director of Public Prosecution’s (DPP) office shortly.
The case was adjourned to May 13.
Police believe Langtoo had accompanied her friend Brooks, 31, of Tobago, to sell his car to a dealer in Chaguanas. George was hired to take the two home after the car was sold, officers believe. Thomas, 31, of East Dry River, Port of Spain, was also in the car.
She was shot in the face while Brooks was chopped about the body.
George, 39, was shot multiple times and an autopsy found Langtoo, of Couva, died from blunt force trauma to the head.
When the case was called yesterday, Langtoo’s mother, Felisha Mohammed, and other relatives were the only ones seated in the public gallery.
Mohammed cried in the corridor of the courthouse after Jackson was led away in handcuffs.