Murder charges were laid against Glen Joseph on Tuesday 11 February 2020

A Coryal man is expected to appear before an Arima Magistrate today, charged with the murder of Paul Carrera, which occurred on Friday 31 January 2020.

Following advice received from the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions on Tuesday 11 February 2020, murder charges were laid against 45-year-old GLEN JOSEPH of Carmichael Village, Coryal.

According to official police reports, 51-year-old Paul Carrera, of Cumuto Main Road, Tamana, was standing along the roadway at Talparo Junction, on Wednesday 29 January 2020, when he was approached by an assailant armed with a piece of wood.

The assailant proceeded to hit the victim several blows to the head with the piece of wood before escaping.

The victim was taken to the Arima Health Facility for treatment before being transferred to the intensive care unit of the Eric Williams Medical Sciences Complex, where he died on Friday 31 January 2020.

A suspect subsequently surrendered to officers of the La Horquetta Police Station on Monday 3 February 2020.

Investigations were supervised by ASP Sean Dhilpaul of the Homicide Bureau of Investigations (Region 2). Glen Joseph, was charged by PC Marvin Burke, of the San Raphael Police Station.