Carenage teen charged with murder

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Carenage teen charged with murder

A Carenage teenager was charged with the murder of Shernel Paul.

18-year-old Joshua Nathaniel Rivers also known as ‘Josh’ and ‘Joshua Storm’ of Upper L’anse Mitan Road appeared before a magistrate yesterday to answer the charges of murder, two counts of wounding with intent to cause grievous bodily harm, shooting with intent to cause grievous bodily harm, possession of firearm and possession of ammunition.

Reports indicate that Paul, 38, was among a group of persons at a bridge at L’anse Mitan Road, Carenage at around 11:30pm on Friday 20th September 2019, when a man armed with a firearm approached them and fired several shots in their direction. Paul and two other victims received gunshot wounds about their bodies. The assailant then escaped on foot. Paul along with the two other victims were taken to the St. James Medical Centre and subsequently transferred to the Port of Spain General Hospital. He later succumbed to his injuries on Thursday 26th September.

The matter has been adjourned to Tuesday 26th November 2019.