Second man charged with 2019 murder

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Second man charged with 2019 murder

A 25-year-old man has appeared before a Chaguanas Magistrate, charged with the 2019 murder of Rakesh Ashook Benny.

DARIUS PELCHIER, of Longdenville, was charged with the offence when he appeared before Magistrate Adrian Darmanie, on Tuesday 11th April, 2023.
The matter was adjourned to May 1st, 2023.

Mr. Benny, 38, of Longdenville, was found dead in a partially burnt motor vehicle at Depot Road, on August 3rd, 2019. He was reportedly last seen alive by relatives around 5 am that day in the vicinity of the Chaguanas Taxi Stand, where he plied his private car for hire along the Longdenville and Chaguanas routes.
Investigations into the incident were supervised by Supt. Sean Dhilpaul.

With the assistance of the Immigration Division, a male suspect was deported from Grenada on April 7th, 2023, and arrested by officers of the Homicide Bureau of Investigations (HBI), Region Three and the Special Investigations Unit.

Pelchier was charged with the offence by PC Jaggesar of the HBI Region Three, on Friday 7th April, 2023, following advice received from Deputy Director of Public Prosecutions, Joan Honore-Paul.
Renaldo Gibbons was previously charged in connection with this murder on January 9th, 2020.
Gibbons and Pelchier are both to return to court on May 1st, 2023.