Security officer appears in court for murder

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Security officer appears in court for murder

A Caura man has appeared before a Master of the High Court, charged with the murder of Jamal Thomas, which occurred on Friday 26th, April, 2024.

Roger Phillip, aka “Shortman”, 49, a security officer, was charged with the offence, when he appeared before Master Shah on Tuesday 7th May, 2024.

The Sufficiency Hearing date is set for November 25th, 2024.

Thomas, 26, of Tacarigua, was shot and wounded at a service station in the district on Thursday 25th April, 2024. He succumbed to his injuries at the Eric Williams Medical Sciences Complex the following day.

One suspect was arrested in connection with the matter on Friday 3rd May, 2024 in the Port of Spain district, by officers of the Homicide Bureau of Investigations (HBI), Region Two.
Investigations were supervised by ASP Victor, Insp. Ramjag, W/Insp. Sylvester and Insp. (Ag.) Simon, all of HBI Region Two.

Phillip was charged by Cpl Gordon, also of HBI Region Two, on Monday 6th May, 2024 following advice received from the Director of Public Prosecutions, Roger Gaspard SC, on Sunday 5th May, 2024.