Ex-convict Quincy Noel appeared in court today charged with the murder of prison officer Richard Sandy.
33- year- old Noel who was arrested by police in a house at Claxton Bay last Tuesday appeared in the San Fernando Magistrates Court charged with a total of four charges arising out of the incident in October.
Sandy, a father of five, was with another prison officer at bar at Caratal Road, Gasparillo when the shooter, known to both officers, approached, spoke to them and then shot Sandy.
Sandy who was attached at the Ration Room at the Port-of-Spain prison was shot his right leg which was subsequently amputated during emergency surgery.
Sandy, who had 22 years’ service, died at the Intensive Care Unit of the San Fernando General Hospital – on the eve of his 47th birthday.
The other charges alleged at the same place on October 7, he unlawfully committed an act of common assault against Adrian Jackson and being in possession a firearm and ammunition.
Noel was unrepresented when he appeared before Senior Magistrate Cherril-Anne Antoine in the First Court, but he declined to apply for a legal aid attorney.
Noel said he was a pipe fitter, had a common law wife and four children.
Prosecutor Cleyon Seedan said a state attorney will have to be appointed in the matter.
He was remanded into custody to reappear in Court on December 18th.
Written and Edited by The News Department