2nd State witness murdered for the year in T&T, do we protect state witnesses?

notorious saga

Sagattarius
WOMAN WITNESS SHOT DEAD

Cop a ‘person of interest’ in killing of 25-year-old mom

(Story Updated: Feb 3, 2014 at 11:33 PM ECT )

A Couva woman who was a State witness in a court case was shot and killed on the street yesterday, weeks after she received death threats not to testify.
Stacy Roopan, 25, was shot dead at Isaiah Street as she walked towards a pre-school to pick up her three-year-old son.
Roopan’s killing was recorded as the 50th person to be murdered this year.
She is the eighth woman to be killed this year. A police officer is a person of interest in the killing, according to investigators.
Roopan’s father, Lutchman Roopan, said that in December, his daughter’s car, a Nissan Sylphy, was broken into and her identification cards and other personal items were stolen.

A note was left in the vehicle, with a threat that she would be killed if she testified in a court matter.
Her father told the Express he last talked to his daughter around 1.25 p.m. at their home at Isaiah Street.
The man said he would usually pick up his grandson from the pre-school. However, he was not feeling well and his daughter said she would go.
Roopan said he went into his bedroom and she left the house. He said within five minutes he heard several loud explosions.
The father said: “I told her husband that is not a fire-cracker, that is a gunshot. I told him to go and see what happened in the road.”
Roopchan’s husband found his wife’s body roadside.
She had been shot at least six times, police said.
Police were yesterday searching for a white Nissan Tiida which they were told was seen speeding away from the crime scene.
In January another State witness, Ricaldo Sanchez, was also killed after receiving threats.
 

Taj

Loyalty to Loyalty
ridiculous.

interesting i believe for the other guy they stated the case he was witness for, but this one - nothing so far.
 

IslandmixUSA

Dragon Singh
Trinidad and Tobago is too small for State Witnesses to be running around carefree; we need a witness relocation program with other Caribbean counties
1) Establish a safe house to protect all witness and their family
2) After the case relocate the witness to another country
3) 20 years for threatening a witness , life is you try to kill them and the death penalty if you kill a witness
 

notorious saga

Sagattarius
This is why sometimes I don't blame people who play see no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil. if you are a witness in Trini it's just a matter of time before you're bumped off. Anybody remember Clint Huggins? he was a witness against Dole Chadee and his henchmen, they bumped him off. That DJ was the 1st state witness to be murdered this year. Only in Trinidad you could find a state witness going about their business normal normal like nutten happening, ah mean you is a state witness and playing DJ at a bar? you is a witness and walking around cool cool after you been threatened time and time again? is best you see and blind, hear and deaf because you won't be protected nowadays. Clint Huggings was protected though, if I remember correctly he left the base where he was being protected to go visit his wife and kids or something so and that was it, bumped off.
 

Mrs. Campbell

Girl Crush
This is why sometimes I don't blame people who play see no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil. if you are a witness in Trini it's just a matter of time before you're bumped off. Anybody remember Clint Huggins? he was a witness against Dole Chadee and his henchmen, they bumped him off. That DJ was the 1st state witness to be murdered this year. Only in Trinidad you could find a state witness going about their business normal normal like nutten happening, ah mean you is a state witness and playing DJ at a bar? you is a witness and walking around cool cool after you been threatened time and time again? is best you see and blind, hear and deaf because you won't be protected nowadays. Clint Huggings was protected though, if I remember correctly he left the base where he was being protected to go visit his wife and kids or something so and that was it, bumped off.

I always think of him when I hear about witnesses being bumped off.
 

Taj

Loyalty to Loyalty
Trinidad and Tobago is too small for State Witnesses to be running around carefree; we need a witness relocation program with other Caribbean counties
1) Establish a safe house to protect all witness and their family
2) After the case relocate the witness to another country
3) 20 years for threatening a witness , life is you try to kill them and the death penalty if you kill a witness
honestly i believe there is one that relocates 'up the islands' the thing is sometimes ppl refuse it, or others are simply really stubborn if they enter it.
Not saying they can't do more but the witness that was in custody but leaving to go dj i mean you hadda care about yourself as well

and as per ususal the person of interest is suspected to be a cop.
 
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