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Siparia man in court for murder
A 26-year-old Siparia man has been charged with murdering Daryl Bastien who was killed during an alleged altercation over a cellphone charger. Virgil Joseph, of Quinam Road, was charged by WPC Dyer-Baptiste and taken before Justice of the Peace Kevin King at the Siparia Magistrates Court yesterday.
Bastien, 32, a father of two, was shot multiple times during a fight with a man in front his uncle’s home at Quinam Road, Siparia on January 3. Joseph was held hours after the murder. He is expected to reappear before a Siparia magistrate on Monday.
Caroni man extradited to US on murder charge
svCaroni resident Shazam Meighoo was yesterday extradited to the United States to face charges of murder in the first degree, endangering the welfare of a child, unlawful possession of a handgun and possession of a handgun for an unlawful purpose.
A release issued from the Police Service said Meighoo was extradited upon the request of the US Government. Meighoo surrendered to police on November 27, 2014.
Meighoo, 37, of Kelly Village, Caroni, was placed on a flight for New Jersey by US marshalls at 2.30 am, at the Piarco Airport. He had appeared before Chief Magistrate Marcia Caesar-Ayers, in the Port-of-Spain Magistrates Court on December 8, last year and opted to return to the US to face trial for the alleged crimes.
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