TT athlete faces possible manslaughter charge

By October 01, 2018

 A Trinidad and Tobago sprinter is to face an identification parade in Tobago as a suspect in a hit and run accident that claimed the life of a woman in July.

The athlete turned himself into the Barataria Police Station on Sunday.

A statement released from the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service Corporate Communications Unit on Monday, the veracity of which was confirmed by SportsMax.TV said "an athlete" was in custody for the alleged crime.

"A Trinidad and Tobago athlete is to be placed on an identification parade today (Monday) in connection with the death of a woman in the Tobago Division on July 1, 2018.

"The athlete accompanied by his attorney surrendered to officers of the Barataria Police Station on Sunday 30th September 2018. He was informed of investigations into the alleged incident and subsequently taken into custody."

According to the news website Wired868, the victim is believed to be Lenora Patrick.

According to the Wired868 report Patrick, who lived in Mary’s Hill, was found by a jogger on Wednesday, July 4, lying in a drain east of Auchenskeoch roundabout on the Claude Noel Highway.

“An autopsy conducted by pathologist Dr Eastlyn McDonald-Burris at the Scarborough General Hospital revealed blunt force trauma, a broken neck and multiple broken bones. The injuries, according to the then Assistant Commissioner of Police Garfield Moore, were consistent with that of a car accident.

President of the National Association of Athletic Associations Ephraim Serette said he had heard reports of the situation but had not received anything official.

 

 

 

 

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