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Maraval Man Charged With Murder, Kidnapping And Attempted Suicide

Discussion in 'latest News in Trinidad & Tobago' started by alexk, Aug 25, 2018.

  1. alexk

    alexk Guest


    A 39-year-old man from Maraval, who jumped from the 11th storey of a building after being charged with murder, last year, has finally appeared in court.

    Rodger Holder, of Hilltop Drive, Maraval, appeared before Deputy Chief Magistrate Nanette Forde-John in the Port-of-Spain Magistrate’s Court charged with murder, kidnapping and possession of firearm and ammunition.

    Holder, also known as Ras and Masman, was initially charged alongside Cornelius La Borde, 26, of Morne Roche Road, Maraval, in November, last year.

    However, two days before they were due to appear in court, Holder jumped through a window at Riverside Plaza in Port-of-Spain, where he was being detained.

    Holder was hospitalised and was only discharged by doctors at the Port-of-Spain General Hospital, earlier this week.

    He was then charged with escaping lawful custody and for attempted suicide.

    Holder, whose foot is still in a cast, hobbled into the courtroom with the aid of crutches.

    Holder and La Borde are accused of murdering 35-year-old Donald Marcano, of Maraval, on October 24, last year. Marcano was at home when two gunmen entered and shot him several times.

    Earlier that day, the same men kidnapped Marcano’s teenage nephew. The men took him away from his home and beat him before he managed to escape. Holder and La Borde are expected to reappear in court on September 19.

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