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Saturday 20 January 2018
Crime and Court

Valencia man charged with labourer’s killing

Murder accused David Woods

A Valencia man appeared before a Port of Spain Magistrate charged with the murder of Sheldon Rampersad on January 13.

David Woods, 33, a watchman of Coconut Drive, Valencia, appeared before Senior Magistrate Nanette Forde-John in the Port of Spain Four A Court and was ordered to return on October 16.

Rampersad, 47, a labourer, of Silver Mill Street, San Juan, was found close to his home, with multiple injuries about his body, on January 13.

He was allegedly beaten by two assailants and later died at hospital.

Woods was charged by PC Chad Bushell of the Homicide Bureau’s Region 2 after police received advice from Assistant Director of Public Prosecutions George Busby on Thursday to lay the charge.

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