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Man in court for ‘doubles’ killing
A 24-year-old Carapo man appeared in court yesterday charged with the murder of Sheldon Isaac, who was shot in the head on January 12 and died six days later at the Eric Williams Medical Complex, Mt Hope. Hakeem Need, alias Adisa James, appeared before Senior Magistrate Indrani Cedeno yesterday in the Arima First Magistrates Court charged with the capital offence as well as possession of a gun and ammunition.
After the charges were read, Nedd questioned how he could be charged with possession of a firearm and ammunition when there was none before the court. The magistrate was informed that there were no exhibits in the matter before adjourning the case to February 14. Isaac, 47 and a father of six, of Savannah Road, Peytonville, Arima, went to buy doubles from a vendor at the corner of Spancrete Boulevard and O’Meara Road, Arima on January 12 when he was shot repeatedly.
He was returning to his green Toyota Corolla when he was confronted by a gunman who shot him in the chest, head and arm. He was taken to the Arima Health Facility, then to the EWMSC, where he later died.