Last month, someone trying to kill Simmon Mitchell, a 60-year-old man who was crippled by a stroke, by lighting his home on fire.
“(On the) 22nd of last month they come and they light we house on fire. If I didn’t drag him out he would (be) dead,” said Earl Mitchell on Sunday.
However, after that attempt failed, they came back after the disabled man once again sometime between Saturday night and Sunday morning, executed him at his Church Street, Longdenville home with a solitary gunshot.
Mitchell was found dead by a friend who came to check on him at around 8:30 am. When he entered, he found Mitchell lying in his own blood.
He had been shot in the head.
His brother was certain the person who killed his brother was involved in an arson attack at their home weeks earlier.
Mitchell told Guardian Media that his brother had been born with a deformity, but he had become completely disabled after getting a stroke.
“He could hardly walk is everything we had to do for him. If I (not) doing (things for him) is my sister doing,” said Earl Mitchell outside the home yesterday.
Mitchell was one of four murder investigations launched by police following incidents on Saturday afternoon into Sunday.
At around 8 am on Sunday, officers of the Besson Street Police Station were alerted to the discovery of a body near a pile of rubble at Beetham Gardens. 20-year old David Joseph was found with gunshot wounds.
The discovery was made a short distance away from the eastbound lane of the Churchill Roosevelt Highway opposite the Beetham Landfill. Relatives declined to speak to the media about the incident.
However, police believe Joseph may have been killed in relation to a disagreement which occurred on Saturday evening in the area.
On Saturday night, the bullet-riddled body of Roger Borriel was found near Bowen Marine company in Chaguaramas at around 11 pm.
Borriel was a security guard at the facility. Police believed his killing may be linked to a robbery attempt.
Police are also investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of Terry Ellie, who died at the Couva District Health Facility at around 2 pm on Saturday.
Ellie, 44, was brought to the facility with severe injuries after reportedly being beaten by a male relative earlier in the day.
A 34-year-old man has been held by police in relation to his death. The latest killing have taken the murder toll to 144, according to police.
These deaths mean at least eight autopsies will be done at the Forensic Science Centre today in relation to homicide investigations as the pathologist will be expected to conduct post mortems on doubles vendor Barry Choon and his wife Shalini Soodeo-Choon and two children, seven-year-old Sarah and seven-month-old Jacob to confirm if Choon murdered his family or was murdered alongside them.
All four were found dead in a car at Hambug Trace in Toco on Friday, with Choon, his wife, and little Sarah with their throats slit.
Baby Jacob, did not appear to have any wounds but was believed to have suffocated after being left in the car with windows up.