A 52-year-old woman and her 46-year-old boyfriend have been charged with the murder of her sister Geeta Newman.
Radica Resaulsingh, of Southern Main Road, Plaisance Park, Pointe-a-Pierre, and Marlon Mc Kain, of Farouk Lane, El Socorro, were arrested on June 16, 2020.
They were charged for murder on Thursday after advice was received from Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Mr Roger Gaspard SC.
They were due to appear before the San Fernando Magistrates’ Court on Friday.
Newman, 53, of Plaisance Park, Pointe-a-Pierre was last seen on June 15, 2020, in the company of Resaulsingh.
On Tuesday, police proceeded to the Newman’s residence in Pointe-a-Pierre, where she lived with Resaulsingh.
There, they met the two suspects who allegedly said that Newman had left for Penal the night before to see her daughter.
However, upon searching the premises officers discovered the victim in a bedroom in the house.
Newman was pronounced dead at the scene by the District Medical Officer (DMO).
An autopsy concluded that her death was caused due to blunt force trauma and asphyxia.
Investigations were conducted by Supt Dhillpaul, Insp Figaro, Cpl Harripersad and PC Neesham Ali of the Homicide Bureau of Investigations (HBI) Region 3.