Six charged for double-murder, police report decrease in homicides

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    As six persons appeared in court charged with a Tobago double-murder, police reported a decrease in homicides.

    The six persons, ranging from 21 to 34-years-old are Jason Caesar, Anderson Belgrave, Treston Reno, Denzil Turpin, Nicholas Cowan and Gilisa Bonas.

    A 7th person appeared in court in relation to the case – Kervis Taylor has been charged with possession of a stolen motor vehicle and possession of firearm and ammunition.

    Their arrests stem from the murders of 35-year-old electrician Kenny Wolfe and 23-year-old James Fergusson.

    The court matter was postponed to September 1st 2020 when the group appeared virtually before Magistrate Joanne Connor.

    Speaking on the arrests, Acting Deputy Police Commissioner McDonald Jacob says a new approach involving the use of technology has increased detection.

    Also, he says there have been 55 murders less this year than the same period in 2019.