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JONATHAN BERNARD

A 28-year-old Valencia man appeared virtually yesterday before acting Senior Magistrate Cheron Raphael in the Sangre Grande Magistrates’ Court charged with murder.

Jonathan Bernard was charged with the murder of Kevin

Torres following the advice of acting Director of Public Prosecutions

(DPP) Joan Honore-Paul. The matter was adjourned to April 23.

A police release said around 10 pm on October 23, 2020, a man, while entering his

Sellier Street, Sangre Grande home, observed a man lying motionless in the yard.

The man also observed a Nissan B-14 vehicle parked a short distance away.

The man then contacted the police.

Around 10.05 pm officers attached to the Sangre Grande Police Station, responded to the report.

On arrival at the scene, officers saw Torres’ body in the yard.

The District Medical Officer visited the scene, viewed the body, made a

pronouncement, issued a referral and ordered the removal of the body

pending a post mortem examination at the Forensic Science Centre.

Crime Scene Investigators processed the scene and retrieved one spent

nine millimetre shell casing.

The Nissan B-14 was taken for examination. Investigations were conducted following which Bernard was arrested and charged.