An Arima man is expected to appear before a Magistrate virtually today, charged with the murder of his wife, Amanda Leid, which occurred on May 28th. Roger John, 38, of Malabar, was charged with the offence following advice received from Acting Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP), Joan Honore-Paul, on June 9th.

According to police reports, Leid’s burnt body was found by officers responding to a report of a disturbance at her home on May 28th. Upon arriving at the scene, officers observed a fire emanating from an apartment. When the blaze was extinguished, her body was found under a bedframe in a bedroom. An autopsy revealed she died as a result of multiple stab wounds to the body.

The accused sought medical attention at the Port of Spain General Hospital and was arrested later that day by officers of the InterAgency Task Force in connection with the incident. Investigations were supervised by ASP Douglas, Insp. Ramjag and Sgt. Stanisclaus of the Homicide Bureau of Investigations (HBI) Region 2, while John was charged by WPC Sargeant, also of HBI, Region 2, on Wednesday 9th June, 2021