Boy, 14, charged with murder

A  14-year-old  boy  is  expected  to  appear before  the Children Court today,  on murder charges, in virtual proceedings.

He is accused of the murder of 44-year-old Dial Seepersad, which occurred on Thursday 2nd July, 2020.

Official police sources indicate that the  teenager, who  resides  in  the  Northern  Division,  was  charged with the offence on Monday 6th July, 2020, following advice received from  Director  of  Public  Prosecutions,  Roger  Gaspard  SC,  on  that same date.

According to police reports, Dial Seepersad, of St. Joseph, was walking along Dookiesingh Street in St.  Augustine on  Thursday  2nd July,  2020,  when  he  was approached  by  a  teenager  and  an  altercation  ensued. 

During  the incident,  the  teenager  reportedly stabbed  the  victim  in  his  chest  before escaping. The victim died at the scene.

An investigation was launched into the matter and the minor was arrested on that same date in the presence of his mother.

The boy was charged with the offence by WPC La Fortune-Salina of the Homicide Bureau of Investigations (Region 2).