Rostant and Punter charged with Jimmy’s murder

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Rostant and Punter charged with Jimmy’s murder

Two men were arrested and charged by officers of the Homicide Bureau of Investigations (HBI) Region II after an attempted robbery resulted in the death of 28-year-old Jimmy Thomas.

RICARDO ROSTANT, 29, and KEISHON ‘KUNTA’ PUNTER, 19, both face charges for murder and robbery with violence. PUNTER also faces additional charges for possession of firearm and possession of ammunition. The men were charged by PC Gonzales on June 5th 2022, following the advice of Director of Public Prosecutions, Mr. Roger Gaspard SC.

On May 24th 2022, Thomas was standing on the corner of Boodoo Circular and Eastern Main Road, Sangre Grande when he was approached by two assailants. The men allegedly attempted to steal Thomas’ gold chain when a struggle ensued and Thomas was shot. He later succumbed to his injuries at hospital.

ROSTANT and PUNTER are expected to appear before the Sangre Grande Magistrate Court today, June 6th 2022, to answer to the charges.

Investigations were supervised by ASP Douglas, Legal Officer Insp Ramjag, W/Insp Sylvester, Insp John and Sgt Stanislaus all of HBI Region II.