Trinidad – A murder charge has been slapped on twenty-four-year-old Quamise Vance A security officer, for the murder of his common-law wife, ShadieDasrath, who is believed to be in her early 30’s.
According to Police Vance was charged on Saturday by PC Shawn Lall, of the Homicide Bureau of Investigations Region Three on advice ofdeputy Director of Public Prosecutions Joan Honore-Paul.
Vance was arrested on Tuesday, however a release from the police on Sunday, said an off-duty police officer, who lives at an apartment on Temple Street, was told by a man he found his common-law wife unresponsive at their home.
The man said at about 11 pm, on December 2, he and the woman fought over the consumption of alcohol and at 1 am, the next morning, he found her.
The report further stated that the off-duty police officer went to the apartment where he discovered woman’s lifeless and nude body lying on a bed. the release went on to say, the woman had a wound to the head.
A report was later made and Region Three detectives took charge of the investigations. The autopsy determined that her injuries led to her fatality which includes broken ribs.
Attorneys representing Vance wrote to deputy commissioner McDonald Jacob threatening to go to court for a writ of habeas corpus, alleging their client had been in custody for over 72 hours and had already given a statement to police.
Instructions were given to charge Vance on Saturday.