La Romaine gardener in court for double murder

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La Romaine gardener in court for double murder

A 29-year-old La Romaine gardener has appeared before a San Fernando Magistrate, charged with the murders of Julian Baptiste and Jeremiah Joseph, which occurred on January 20th, 2023.

DESHAWN ROSS, of Stella Street, was charged with the offences when he appeared before Magistrate Armina Deonarinesingh, in the San Fernando Magistrates’ Court, on Monday 3rd April, 2023.
The matter was adjourned to May 1st, 2023.

Jeremiah, 37, and Julien, 31, both of La Romaine, were at a mini-mart in the area, in the company of friends on Friday 20th January, 2023, when a man armed with a gun entered and shot at them before escaping through a window. The two victims died at the scene.

Investigations into the matter were supervised by ASP Persad and Sgt. Smith, of the Homicide Bureau of Investigations (HBI), Region Three and resulted in the arrest of a male suspect on March 28th, 2023.
Ross was charged with the double murder by WPC La Rode, also of HBI Region Three, on Saturday 30th March, 2023, following advice received from Deputy Director of Public Prosecutions, Joan Honore-Paul, on that same day.