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Man charged with murder of Police Youth club teen

Wednesday, July 18, 2018
Five years after killing:
Edwin Phillip Photo by:TTPS

A 29-year-old man of Diego Martin has appeared in court charged with murdering a 17-year-old student over five years ago.

Edwin Phillip, of Adam Trace, Diego Martin, appeared before Chief Magistrate Maria Busby-Earle-Caddle in the Port-of-Spain Magistrates’ Court charged with murdering Andre Ross on May 3, 2013.

He was remanded into custody and ordered to reappear in court next month.

Ross, a welding student at the Diego Martin Police Youth Club, was walking along Seirra Leone Road, Diego Martin, when he was approached by a man who shot him several times.

Homicide detectives were unable to solve Ross’ murder within months of it occurring and the case was handed over to the Cold Case Unit.

Phillip was arrested last week Tuesday after appearing in the same court on unrelated charges. He was charged after investigators received advice from the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP).

The investigation was conducted by ASP Sean Dhillpaul and PC Stephen Smith.


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