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Man beaten to death with brass knuckles
Police have arrested two “bouncers” who beat a Gasparillo man to death with brass knuckles at a bar in the area yesterday morning. A third, is still at large. The victim, Kenneth Marshall, 51, was liming at National Bar, Caratal Road, Gasparillo, around 12.05 am, when he reportedly got into an argument with three other patrons, who perform bouncer duties at a club in San Fernando.
Reports indicate that Marshall, a pipe fitter with Samsung Engineering, later hugged and apologised to one of the men upon learning that his mother had recently died. An eyewitness at the bar told the T&T Guardian, it seemed as though the apology was not enough, as the three men followed Marshall inside the bar and proceeded to attack him in the presence of other patrons.
The witness said the three men, who were wearing brass knuckles, began punching and kicking Marshall, who fell to the ground. One even took up a stool and struck him repeatedly, until he lost consciousness. After realising he was not moving, the men ran out of the bar, into a gold-coloured Nissan Almera and sped off.
Police were contacted and ASP Sidharrie, Inspectors William, Yearwood and WP Gordon responded. They later held two suspects, a 31-year-old man of Union Hall, San Fernando, and another, 32, of Marabella. A search has been mounted for the third suspect who is known to the police. At the family’s St Fabian Street, Spring Land, home, yesterday, a relative said Marshall had only gone for a walk and left his car behind.
She said shortly before 1 am, people began calling their home informing them of the fight and by the time relatives arrived at the bar, he was already dead. The homicide division is continuing inquiries.
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