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Tobago records 2nd murder in one week

Sunday, November 19, 2017
Richard Ramos Carmona

Tobago has recorded a second murder this week, bringing the island's murder toll to 11 for 2017. Dead is Richard Ramos Carmona, a barber, of San Juan, who lived at Mason Hall, Tobago.

Carmona's body was found by officers led by Senior Supt Joanne Archie while on their way to conduct a police exercise in Tobago east.COfficers observed a white Mitsubishi Lancer registration number PCZ 5880 at Blenheim, Mt St George, in the street leading to the Prime Minister's residence around 1:30 am on Saturday and decided to check on it.

He was found in the driver's seat and the ignition was running.

The Sunday Guardian understands that Carmona, 28, was shot multiple times about his body. He died at the scene.

Police are yet to ascertain the motive for the killing, however sources said Carmona and Rondell Campbell aka Barry, who was shot and killed in Mason Hall, last Monday, were acquainted and their murders may be linked.

Carmona also had drug-related matters before the court.

District Medical Officer Dr Maxwell Adeyemi ordered the body removed to the Scarborough General Hospital mortuary where an autopsy is expected to be conducted soon.

Out of the 11 murder committed in Tobago this year, nine of them were gun related.

Investigations are continuing.