Man charged with murder of woman and arson – Trinidad

Moses Pesnell is expected to appear virtually before a Sangre Grande magistrate on Friday charged with murder and arson.

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Pesnell was charged in connection with the death of Patricia Marie Phillip whose burnt remains were found on March 3 at Manzanilla Mayaro Road, Manzanilla.

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Phillip, 35 was from Branche Trace, Enterprise, Chaguanas,

Pesnell, 33 of Richard Lane, Enterprise, Chaguanas, was charged with murder and arson, following advice received from Director of Public Prosecutions, Roger Gaspard SC. Pesnell was arrested by constable Samad at the Chaguanas police station, after he surrendered on March 3. He was charged by acting corporal Thompson of the Homicide Bureau of Investigations (HBI) Region Two Office on March 10.

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 The investigation was supervised by ASP Douglas, Insps John and Sylvester and Insp Ramjag (Legal Officer), all of the HBI Region Two. 

Charged with killing woman, setting house on fire  Trinidad & Tobago Express Newspapers

Also read: The day 16 died in the oilfield fire – Trinidad & Tobago

One day in 1928, Mr Hackshaw was working at the match factory owned by Alston and Company Ltd up in Port of Spain, when a wooden ruler fell from his grasp and landed on a container filled with matches.

The ignition set off an explosion that blew the roof off the room, and burnt 18 people. Hacksaw lived to testify at the coroner’s inquest, but five employees of the company, now known as AMCO, died in one of the worst worksite accidents to happen for many years.

But that tragedy would be overshadowed by what happened down South in December of that year, when a cataclysmic explosion rocked the area, setting off an oilfield fire in Trinidad that burned for three days, ending the million-dollar dreams of several black-gold hunters. Read more.

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