49-year-old straightener charged with Tobago murder

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49-year-old straightener charged with Tobago murder

A 49-year-old Crown Point man appeared virtually before a Master of the High Court today, charged with the murder of Deborah Gopaul, which occurred on Tuesday 26th March, 2024.

Hilton Ollivierre, a straightener, of Tobago, was charged with the offence when he appeared before Master Margaret Sookraj-Goswami, on Wednesday 22nd May, 2024.

The Sufficiency Hearing date has been set for January 30th, 2025.

Gopaul, 56, of Crown Point, Tobago was found dead inside a burning vehicle around 9:20 pm, on March 26th, 2024 along the Claude Noel Highway.

Officers of the Homicide Bureau of Investigations (HBI), Region One Sub Office, Tobago, conducted extensive investigations into the matter and subsequently arrested one male suspect with the assistance of the Tobago Divisional Task Force, the Research Analytical Unit and the Criminal Records Office.

The investigation was supervised by ASP Bridglal, Insp. Mungroo, Insp. (Ag.) Joefield and Sgt. George, all of HBI Region One, Sub Office, Tobago.

Ollivierre was charged by PC Wharwood, also of HBI, Region One, Sub Office, Tobago, on May 21st, 2024, following advice received from Director of Public Prosecutions, Roger Gaspard SC, on that same date.