31 year old Ricardo Joseph alias CARDO, appeared today before the Arima 1st Magistrate Court charged with the murder of 29 year old special reserve police officer 9719 PC Jason Cyrol John, who was shot and killed while making his way home on May 24th.
The accused has no known employment and resided at No.83 Williams Trace, Five Rivers Arouca, not far from the home of PC John.
In addition to the charge of murder, Ricardo Joseph is charged with possession of firearm and ammunition.
He also faces unrelated charges of rape, buggery, grievous sexual assault and common assault, arising from other crimes committed.
Presiding Magistrate Avason Quinlan, on the murder, firearm and ammunition charges postponed the matter to August 30th and on the sex related and common assault charges, the matter was transferred to the Sangre Grande Magistrate Court and postponed to August 10th.