Thursday, October 17 2013
A MAN, wanted for murder, who failed in his attempt to take his own life by way of ingesting a poisonous substance, was handcuffed and taken away by police shortly after he was discharged from hospital on Tuesday.
The 29-year-old Gasparillo man was wanted by Southern Division Homicide Investigations Bureau for the murder last month of 51-year-old Petrotrin pipe-fitter Kenneth Marshall of St Fabien Road, Gasparillo.
He was arrested by police on Tuesday and taken into custody immediately after being released from the San Fernando General Hospital. The 29-year-old suspect was found unconscious in Granville, Cedros in late September. The murder took place on September 18, outside a bar in Gasparillo.
The suspect was taken to the Point Fortin Area Hospital and later transferred to San Fernando General Hospital where he was treated for ingestion of a poisonous substance.
An ID card, found on the man later linked him to the murder of Marshall. The man who attempted to commit suicide was identified as the third suspect in the murder of Marshall.
Marshall, 51, of Gasparillo was beaten to death by three men on September 18. A post mortem revealed that death was caused by blunt force trauma to the head. The suspect spent almost three weeks at the southern hospital’s Intensive Care Unit (ICU). He was later transferred out of the ICU to the general ward. The was arrested shortly after he was discharged. He is expected to be charged for Marshall’s murder
Two weeks ago, Ian Lima, 32, of Sea View Drive in Marabella and Jerome Hinkson, 31, of Union Hall in San Fernando appeared before Deputy Chief Magistrate Mark Wellington in the San Fernando Magistrates’ court charged for Marshall’s murder. The matter was adjourned to October 29.