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Thursday, November 25

Four killings in Laventille ...This year’s murder toll now 435

The Trinidad Guardian: "A recruiting officer with the United States Army was among four persons killed in two incidents in Laventille on Tuesday night. Sgt Simeon Roderique, 38, of Brooklyn, and Nickal Hoyte, 32, a mechanical engineering student, were shot dead by robbers at Pashley Street and Old St Joseph Road, Laventille. Charmaine Grant, 38, a sales clerk, and her boyfriend, Ashton Woods, 37, a former URP foreman, of Snake Valley, were shot dead at her apartment at Block 22 in Trou Macaque. These killings pushed the murder toll for the year to 435. Police said Roderique was driving a rented silver Almera car along the Old St Joseph Road around midnight when it was hit from behind by another vehicle. Roderique parked his vehicle and Hoyte later arrived on the scene to assist him."
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