A Cascade man is expected to appear before a Port-of-Spain Magistrate today, charged with the 2016 murder of six-year-old Parris Griffith and the attempted murder of her mother, Akeila Schelborn.
Kashaun Boyce, 25, of Hololo Mountain Road, Cascade, was charged with the offence on June 7th.
According to police reports, on August 20th 2016, the victims were asleep in a house at Straker Village, Laventille, when the house was set on fire as a result of a dispute.
This resulted in the death of Parris Griffith and severe injuries to her mother. Three persons were subsequently arrested and charged in connection with the incident. Following investigations into the incident, the fourth accused was arrested on June 5th 2020. Officers involved in the investigation were ACP Odette Lewis, Snr. Supt. Chandool, Supt. Corbette, Insp. Alleyne, Cpl Narine, along with other officers. They were assisted by PCs Huggins, Sealey, Rodriguez and Foster of the Homicide Bureau of Investigations’ Cold Case Unit.