A 23-year-old man appeared before an Arima Magistrate today, charged with the murder of Josiah Maloney, which occurred on Saturday 14th April, 2022.
KOBY HINDS, of Pinto Road, Arima, was also charged with possession of a firearm, possession of ammunition, possession of firearm to endanger life, possession of ammunition to endanger life and shooting with intent, when he appeared before Magistrate Brambhanan Dubay, in the Arima First Magistrates’ Court, on Monday 11th July, 2022.
The matter was adjourned to August 8th, 2022.
Maloney, 19, of Demerara Road, Arima, was at his home on Saturday 14th April, 2022, in the company of two persons, when two armed assailants entered. The gunmen fired several shots at the victims before escaping. Maloney died at the scene, while one of the other victims was taken to hospital for treatment.
The accused was arrested on Wednesday 6th July, 2022, by officers of the Northern Division.
Investigations were supervised by ASP Douglas, Insp. John, Sgt. Stanisclaus and Cpl (Ag.) Gordon, all of the Homicide Bureau of Investigations (HBI), Region Two.
Hinds was charged by WPC Theroulde, also of HBI Region Two, on Saturday 9th July, 2022, following advice received from Director of Public Prosecutions, Roger Gaspard SC, on Friday 8th July, 2022.
This murder was previously solved with the charging of RONALDO ASSING, 19, a labourer, of Arima, on May 25th, 2022.