Disfigured Husband Goes To Court For Murder, Then To Psychiatric Hospital

Trinidadexpress.com – The husband of primary school teacher Margaret Ragoobar-Guevara has been charged with her murder.

Dominic Guevara, a 46-year-old beekeeper of Coal Mine, Sangre Grande, appeared before the Sangre Grande Magistrates’ Court today, after being charged with murder and attempted suicide.

The victim, a 41-year-old teacher of St. Francis R.C. Primary School, was shot and killed, following an argument with her husband at their Coal Mine home, on Monday 26th February, 2018. Following the incident, Guevara shot himself in his face with a shotgun, in a failed suicide attempt. He was taken to the Sangre Grande Hospital for emergency medical treatment and was hospitalized since the date of the incident.

Upon being discharged from hospital, Guevara was arrested by officers of the Homicide Bureau of Investigations (HBI) Region 2, and later charged by PC Ramdial.

Investigations were supervised by ASP (Ag.) Dhillpaul and Insp. Craig, both of HBI Region 2.

In court, Guevarra was represented by attorney Nigel Brown.

Attorney Brown asked the court if section 13 of the Mental Health Act could be invoked and his client sent to the St Ann’s Psychiatric Hospital for a mental evaluation which was agreed to by the presiding Justice of the Peace who instructed the police to take him there.