Murder in the dump
By CECILY ASSON Saturday, August 18 2007
ONE MAN was chopped to death and three others seriously injured during the early hours of yesterday morning at the Forres Park Landfill when “war” broke out between members of two resident rival gangs.
The dead man has been identified as Richard “Six” Mark, 41, a father of two who was originally from Carenage but has been living near the dump for several years where he was a scavenger.
The other victims have been identified as Wesley “Patchead” Cumberbatch, 35, of Springvale and two men known only as “Bottleneck”, 26, of Tortuga and “Yankee”, 25 of Moruga. The three are warded at the San Fernando General Hospital (SFGH).
A police report stated that officers received a call at about 4 am yesterday telling them about a chopping incident at the dump. When they arrived, Mark was found in a shack and he was taken to the SFGH where he was pronounced dead-on-arrival.
The others were taken to the Couva District Hospital where they were attended to and later transferred to the SFGH.
“I’ve been working here for many years and it’s the first time something like this ever happened,” stated a scavenger who asked not to be identified. He blamed Mark’s death on the recent emergence of gangs in the dump.
Yesterday, Nicole Pacheco, 26, the mother of Mark’s two children wept uncontrollably when she related seeing his mutilated body lying between some rubbish on the ground.
“He was barebacked with only his boxer shorts on. He had chops to his leg, arms, back and the side of his chest. There was blood everywhere,” she said. No arrests have been made and investigations are continuing.
Look wa the fockin PNM bring this mudder cont country to nah.
Niggas killing one another over fockin garbage. The worse part is these conts doh see this.
Next thing you hear election call and the fockers does run in the polling station early just to push a balisier up dey caca hole.
That is 2020 vision. Kill fockin one another for rubbish.