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Woman admits to killing

...walks into police station and gives report

By \\\\\ Carolyn Kissoon carolyn.kissoon@trinidadexpress.com

A 28-year-old woman walked into the Mayaro Police Station and reported that she killed her male companion in her apartment on Sunday night.

A team of officers visited the rented apartment at St Ann’s Village and found the corpse at around 9.50 p.m.

The dead man was identified as 25-year-old Josh Ali.

Police said Ali, a security guard, was stabbed multiple times in the chest and abdomen.

The woman told police that Ali arrived drunk and they were involved in an argument. She claimed that Ali attacked her with a knife.

Investigators were told that the woman grabbed the knife and stabbed Ali in self-defence.

The couple’s landlord said a tenant pressed her doorbell around 10.15 pm.“My husband and I were inside and we heard the buzzer. I looked through the blinds and saw two police jeeps and two other people. The tenant wanted to find out why the police was telling him he cannot go into his apartment,” she said.

The landlord, who asked not to be named, said she did not hear the couple arguing. 

“I didn’t hear anything. I never really hear them argue. By the time I got out the body was already removed,” she said.

The landlord said the woman, who lived in Tabaquite, rented the apartment two months ago. “She told us that she worked Galeota Point (where several petroleum service companies are located) and needed an apartment close to her work. She said she could not afford the apartment for a long time so she took it for two months,” she said.

 

Ali, who lived in Rio Claro, stayed with the woman in the apartment, she said.

 

Two weeks ago, mother of two Orpha Hackett was hacked to death at St Ann’s Village, Mayaro.

 

Hackett, 23, was granted a protection order against the suspect the same day she was killed.

 

The 29-year-old suspect was chased and captured by residents and he was charged with Hackett’s murder.

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