December 17, 2021

St. James man charged with three counts of murder

By Shirvan Williams

SHAKIYL PARRIS of St. James appeared in court yesterday December 16 charged with three counts of murder. The 26-year-old, of Upper Dibe Road, Long Circular, was charged with the offences when he appeared virtually before Magistrate Maureen Baboolal-Gafoor, in the Port of Spain Magistrates’.

According to the police report, officers of the Western Division responded to reports of loud explosions at Long Circular Road, St. James, around 2:15 am, on Tuesday, December 8, 2020. When they responded they found a house engulfed in flames.

After the fire was extinguished, firefighters discovered what appeared to be three charred human remains. The remains are believed to be those of Luis Santiago Figuera, Celso
Andrade Cedeno and Flor Leal Garcia.

Investigations were supervised by Insp. Lynch and Insp. Mongroo, both of the Homicide Bureau of Investigations (HBI), Region One, with assistance from officers attached to the Western Division, Cyber Crime Unit and the Trinidad and Tobago Fire Service.

The matter was postponed to Thursday 13th January 2022.