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Woman gunned down in Grande

By Michelle Loubon

A 35-year-old woman, described by police as a “notorious character”, was gunned down in Sangre Grande yesterday.
Tricia Flemming, 35, a resident of O’Meara Road, Arima, was gunned down outside the home of her uncle John Flemming at St Joseph Street, Foster Road, Sangre Grande, at around 7.30 a.m.
Flemming was about to enter her vehicle PCR 7787 when a Silver Tiida motorcar without a number plate pulled up alongside her, police said.
Two men alighted and fired seven shots.
They then fled the scene.
The victim’s sister Onika Lutchman was at the murder scene but did not want to speak to reporters.
Police officers said the victim was a “notorious character” who had several matters pending before the courts.
Among the police officers on the scene were Inspector Aroon Ramkhelawan, Sgt Figaro, Sgt Ken Lutchman and PC Harripersad.
On January 12, 2010, Juliet Lall, the mother of murder victim/mechanic Richard Sudeen, had accused Flemming and another man of killing her son. Lall had testified in the Port of Spain First Assizes before former Justice Herbert Volney, and the 12-member jury, for five hours.
A group of curious Sangre Grande residents gathered and looked on at Flemming’s body on the ground yesterday.
Rita Mungroo said, “It is sad. This (murder) is not normal in Sangre Grande. I knew her. She was working with my husband. They had a contract with Forestry.”
The murder toll for the year up to last night was 380. For the same period in 2012 it was 368.
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