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Handyman in court for Dominican’s killing

Thursday, November 9, 2017
Chriss Brewster

A St Joseph man appeared in court yesterday charged with the murder of Dominican national Chriss Brewster and Brewster’s landlord Ferdinand Felix.

Kurt Scott, 32, a handyman from Freeman Road, St Joseph appeared before Magistrate Gail Gonzales in the Tunapuna Magistrates Court charged with the double murder which took place on October 30.

Felix, 84, and 29-year-old seamstress Brewster, of Wellington Street, St Joseph of the same address, were found dead in the two-storey house following a fire at the home.

Scott was arrested one day after the fire and handed over to officers of the Homicide Bureau.

An autopsy done on the duo revealed Brewster’s throat was slit and Felix died of smoke inhalation. Scott was charged by Cpl Fareed Mohammed and will return to court on November 22.


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