Ken Chee Hing
AN Arima man was expected to appear virtually before a magistrate on Thursday charged with the murder of his wife, Amanda Leid, on May 28.
A police release said Roger John, 38, of Malabar, was charged on the advice of acting Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Joan Honore-Paul on June 9.
Leid’s burnt body was found by police who responded to a report of a disturbance at her home. Officers saw a fire coming from an apartment and the mother of three was found under a bed frame in a bedroom. An autopsy revealed she died from multiple stab wounds.
The accused sought medical attention at the Port of Spain General Hospital and was arrested later day Inter-Agency Task Force officers.
Investigations were supervised by ASP Douglas, Insp Ramjag and Sgt Stanisclaus of the Homicide Bureau of Investigations (HBI) Region II. John was charged by WPC Sargeant.