Four to stand trial for 6 year old’s murder


    Four men are to stand trial for the murder of a 6 year old child, who died in a fire at her Laventille home on August 20th 2016.

    According to reports, a woman was at home with her daughter in their wooden structure at Straker Village when she realised the house was on fire.

    While the woman escaped harm, attempts to shave the child, 6 year old Paris Griffith, were unsuccessful.

    Members of the Cold Case Unit pursued the investigation in 2018 and it resulted in four suspects being charged for murder, attempted murder and setting a dwelling house on fire with persons therein.

    The men, 34 year old Akil Elder, 33 year old Ako John, 30 year old Akeido Edwards and 27 year old Kashaun Boyce appeared in Court on January 18th this year