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Penal fabricator dies from head injuries
Police are awaiting the results of an autopsy to determine whether foul play was involved in the death of a Penal fabricator who died at hospital after he found bleeding from the head. Wayne Smart, 44, of Katwaroo Branch Trace, succumbed to head injuries at 6.15 am, Saturday at the San Fernando General Hospital. According to reports, Smart’s wife returned home around 8.30 pm and found him outside the house, and he appeared to be drunk. The woman told police she went to sleep and woke up two hours later to check on him.
After she could not find him in the house, she went outside and saw him lying on the ground with blood oozing from his head. He was taken to hospital by a relative where he died while receiving treatment. Penal police, including Sgt Ramsingh, PC Sookhoo and PC Singh along with homicide investigator Sgt Elvin visited the home and interviewed relatives. Police said Smart was a chronic alcoholic and it was possible that he fell and hit his head.
An autopsy is scheduled for today at the Forensic Science Centre. PC Sookhoo is continuing inquiries. In an unrelated incident, police are continuing investigations into the murder of a Colombian national who was shot dead at Sangre Chiquito, on Saturday morning. The dead man was identified as Rafael Crespo Heera, 64, of 1 ¼ mm Gajadhar Road, Sangre Chiquito. Heera, the owner of a sheep and goat farm, was found with multiple gunshot wounds in his car at Gajadhar Road, shortly before 10.30 am.
Police said Heera had been residing in this country for the past 25 years. He applied for citizenship within the last year and was legally married for the past two years. PC Alexander of the Sangre Grande police station is continuing investigations.