Thirty -eight year old Joel Burnett otherwise known as Cranky’ of Basanta Trace, Tunapuna, has been charged with the murder of 26 year old Akeem Reid.
The DPP handed down instruction on Tuesday.
Mr. Reid, 26, of Henry Street, Arouca, was run over with his own vehicle during a confrontation with a group of men at St. John’s Road, St. Augustine, on Tuesday 1st August, 2017.
It is alleged that during the altercation, the accused got into the victim’s vehicle and drove it at him while in the company of friends.
Mr. Reid was struck, before falling into a ravine. The victim was rushed to hospital, where he died later that day.
Just last month, Anthony Sinanan, 37, of South Oropouche, appeared in court on July 24th, 2017, charged with the murder of 17-year-old David Sancarro, arising out of a similar type of incident.
Mr. Burnett was charged by Cpl Dexter Bernard of St. Joseph CID. Public Affairs