Nineteen-year-old Avelon Sasha Lett will stand trial for the murder of Shem Thomas.
Avelon appeared before Chief Magistrate Maria Busby Earle-Caddle at the Port-of-Spain Magistrates’ Court charged with the murder of Shem Thomas. Lett was charged by officers of the Homicide Bureau of Investigations Region 1 on June 18th, 2020 and appeared before a Port of Spain Magistrate on June 22nd, 2020.

According to police reports, Thomas was stabbed during an incident at an apartment in Laventille, on June 13th 2020 and later succumbed to his injuries. Assisting in the investigations were officers of the Research Analytical Unit (RAU), Special Investigations Unit (SIU), and Special Operations Response Team (SORT).

The complainant, WPC Clinton, and State Attorney Victoria Manum, were present for the virtual hearing, on Wednesday 17th March, 2021, at the Port of Spain Eight Magistrates’ Court, while the accused was represented by defence attorney, Alexander Prince.