Labourer to stand trial in Trinidad for 2015 murder of Guyanese woman

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A 26-year-old labourer has been committed to stand trial for the 2015 murder of Guyana national Ashanti Debidin, according to a Trinidad Guardian report.

Richie Mohammed, 26, of Williamsville, was committed by Princes Town Magistrate Rae Roopchand via video conference.

Debidin, 26, was stabbed to death at her Garth Road, Williamsville home in May 2015.

She was reportedly found dead by her four-year-old son. She bore stab wounds to her head and cuts on her wrist, investigators had said.

According to reports, the woman had moved to Trinidad in 2005, got married and had a young son.

The victim’s husband, Imraz Seunarine, had claimed that it may have been jealousy that led to the murder of his wife. He had told the media at the time that he and his wife were “happy” and he believed that someone who worked at their home previously was responsible for her death.

Seunarine said that his wife was “innocent” and that she was the love of his life.

The Trinidad Guardian reported that the matter began last February via paper committal in which the statements of 19 witnesses were tendered.

Mohammed was represented by attorney Petronilla Basdeo while state attorney Kimberly Gunness prosecuted the matter, the Guardian reported.