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Man to appear in court for murder of retired nurse

Last week, the nation looked on in horror as the decomposed body of 71-year-old retired nurse Hermina Doughty was found stuffed in a blue plastic barrel.

Hermina Doughty

Doughty, the sister of Independent Senator Hazel Thompson Ahye, was last seen on August 17th and was subsequently reported missing. Today, a 30-year-old suspect will appear before an Arima Magistrate charged with her murder. When the suspect was arrested at his work place last Friday, Doughty’s silver Nissan vehicle was parked on the site.

The cause of death is still unknown based on the state of the decomposed body. Unconfirmed reports from police sources state the body bore multiple stab wounds when it was found.