TWO men who were arrested hours after the murders of sisters Kim and Salisha Griffith appeared before an Arima magistrate yesterday.
The men are Anderson Springer, 29, of Red Hill, D'Abadie, and Jalen Robinson, 24, of Jokhan Trace, Unity Lane, Carapo.
Around 11.30 a.m. yesterday they appeared before Magistrate Adrian Darmanie in the Arima Third Court. They were not called upon to plead as the charges were laid indictably.
On Tuesday, Director of Public Prosecutions Roger Gaspard gave instructions for police to charge the men.
The State alleges that between Sunday, June 17 and Tuesday, June 19 the men murdered Salisha Griffith and Kim Gwendolyn Griffith.
Two other sets of charges were read to both men which were that on the night of June 17 they broke and entered the home of Kim Griffith with intent to commit an indictable offence.
The offences are alleged to have occurred at the home of Kim Griffith, at Griffith Lane, Carapo, Arima.
The men remained expressionless as they stood before the Magistrate.
Marvin Griffith, the brother of the murdered sisters, and Anthony "Mad Max" Cox, a close friend of both women, sat quietly in the court. The two accused did not look in the direction of the public gallery.
When asked Darmanie if they had legal representation they replied that they did not but they would be retaining a private attorney.
Darmanie then transferred the case to the Arima First Court and adjourned the matter to July 27.