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Sunday 22 October 2017
Crime and Court

Slain PH driver called family before death

PH driver killed, family finds out through news

An autopsy at the Forensic Science Centre in St James has confirmed that 49-year-old Anthony Thomas died as a result of multiple gunshot wounds. Relatives awaiting results of the autopsy, yesterday said they learned of his murder via the television news.

A relative said she last spoke to Thomas, a PH driver, mere minutes before he was killed. He called family members at about 11.40 am on Wednesday, to tell them he was hired for a driving job.

“He said he was getting a work and would be home later,” said the relative. “We began thinking it was strange he did not come home at 5 pm and at 7 pm we started getting worried. Then we turned on the news,” she added.

Reports are that just before midday on Wednesday, gunshots were heard at Springvale Road, off Trou Macaque Road in Laventille.

Residents made a report and police responded, only to find Thomas’ body slumped over the steering wheel of his white Nissan AD wagon.

Thomas was described as a quiet person who usually kept to himself. He worked in CEPEP three years ago but quit to ply his car for hire. He was a father of six.

No arrest has been made.

 

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