A Carapichaima man appeared before a Couva Magistrate this morning, charged with the September 2 murder of Earl Van Mason.
Michael Woods, 37, of Waterloo Road, Carapichaima, appeared before acting Senior Magistrate Siumongal Ramsaran in the Couva Magistrates Court after police received advice from Assistant Director of Public Prosecutions George Busby on Sunday.
Van Mason, 63, also of Waterloo Road, was found at his home with head injuries on September 1. He died the next day at hospital.
Woods was charged by Cpl Donny Bridgemohan of the Homicide Bureau of Investigations, Region 3 and is expected to return to court on September 22.
Ramsaran also granted an application made by Woods' attorney for the accused to be sent to the St Ann's Psychiatric Hospital for evaluation.