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Trinidad: Security guard to stand trial for Persad’s supermarket murder

By Nikita Braxton-Benjamin

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A still image from the security camera at Persad’s Supermarket, New Grant, showing the moments after the man was shot by the security officer.

(TRINIDAD EXPRESS) — Former estate constable Govinda Morgan has been committed to stand trial for the 2017 murder of Vern “Pumba” Sambury.

Sanbury, 38 of New Grant, was shot while at Persad D Food King supermarket in New Grant on February 6 of that year.

He died hours later at hospital.

Morgan who was then employed as an estate constable with Special Elite Investigations, was charged by Sgt Ragbir of the Princes Town police station.

The preliminary enquiry was conducted before senior magistrate Rae Roopchand who, on Wednesday, committed Morgan to stand trial at the San Fernando High Court.

Morgan, 28 of Point Fortin, was represented by attorney Subhas Panday.

State attorney Brandon Sookoo prosecuted in the matter.

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