June 4, 2021

Man In Court For Murder Of Cultural Icon Torrence Mohammed

By Newsroom

A Mon Repos man is due to appear virtually before the San Fernando Magistrates’ Court today, charged with the murder of former Deputy Mayor and cultural icon Torrence Mohammed which occurred last month.

Ryan Beharry, 32, of Navet Road, Mon Repos, was formally charged with the offence following advice received from Acting Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP), Joan Honore-Paul, on Thursday, nearly a week after he was detained by police.

Mohammed, 90, of Tarouba Road, Marabella, was visiting a friend in Mon Repos on May 24th, when he was assaulted by a man who robbed him of a cellular phone and a gold chain. The assailant then pushed Mohammed onto the ground causing him to sustain broken ribs and injuries to his back and spine. The man then escaped on foot. Mohammed was taken to hospital where he succumbed to his injuries a day later on May 25th.

The accused was arrested at his home last Friday by Homicide Bureau of Investigation (HBI) officers.