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Labourer charged with taxi driver’s murder…

Chaguanas Magistrate Court20-year-old Carapichaima labourer, Kevin Rampersad, appeared in court on Friday charged with the murder of taxi-driver Vishnoo Rampersad.

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Taxi driver Vishnoo Rampersad of Korea Village, Carapichaima, who was fatally stabbed.

Rampersad of Brickfield Village, Bay Road, appeared before a Justice of the Peace in the Chaguanas First Magistrates’ Court.

The charge alleged that on July 13 at Roopsingh Road, Carapichaima, three men pretending to be police officers entered Rampersad’s taxi and stabbed him. They then dumped his body on the roadside.

The charge was laid by PC Nyron Nanan of the Freeport CID.

The matter was postponed to Monday, when the accused is expected to re-appear before a Chaguanas magistrate.

Vishnoo Rampersad, of Korea Village, Carapichaima, was stabbed in his chest and neck on Saturday as he plied his Nissan B-15 Sentra for hire along Roopsingh Road, Waterloo.