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Cocorite man in court for neighbour’s murder

Trinidad Express / A COCORITE man made an appearance in court yesterday, charged with murdering a fellow resident earlier this month.

Just two weeks after 38-year-old Dominic Gregoire was shot and killed at a construction site in the area, homicide detectives arrested and charged Jalani Parkinson with the murder.

In addition to the murder charge, Parkinson was also accused of wounding David Matthews with intent to do him grievous bodily harm, and unlawfully having in his possession a firearm and ammunition.

All of the offences are alleged to have taken place on November 15, at Waterhole, Cocorite.

On that day, Gregoire, a father of three, and Matthews were constructing a wall when they were fired upon by a masked man. Gregoire later died at hospital.

Upon his appearance before Deputy Chief Magistrate Nanette Forde-John in the Eighth Court, Parkinson, who was represented by attorney Osbourne Charles SC, was not called upon to plead to any of the indictable charges.

He was remanded into prison custody and will reappear in court on January 3.

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