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Two held for Mr Mt Pleasant’s murder
Police are expected to charge two men for the murder of Tobago contractor and People’s National Movement activist James “Mr Mt Pleasant” Morris. The arrests of the suspects, ages 26 and 31, follows several weeks of intense investigations into the April 2 murder. The 26-year-old suspect, who is from Mt Pleasant, is currently serving a prison sentence while the 31-year-old, of Rise Land, Carnbee, was arrested in a sting operation in Trinidad a week ago.
Tobago Homicide officers received instructions from Director of Public Prosecutions Roger Gaspard on Saturday to jointly charge the pair. Both are currently in Trinidad and are scheduled to be flown to Tobago to answer the charge at the Scarborough Magistrates Court today. Morris was found hacked to death in his bed by one of his female friends.
At that time police officers hinted that robbery might have been the motive for the killing since the room was ransacked and some of his trademark jewelry was missing. The Tobago Homicide Bureau is continuing investigations.