The husband of Darcel Boodram has denied any involvement in her murder. “Right now fingers pointing at me and my friend,” 31-year-old Kenwyne Villafana told the T&T Guardian in a telephone interview yesterday. Boodram, 25, an employee of Anand’s Gold Rush, Gulf City Mall, La Romaine, was found dead of a gunshot wound to her head on Saturday morning at the base of the San Fernando Hill, near her Purcell Street home. Villafana, who was at the Forensic Science Centre yesterday awaiting an autopsy on Boodram’s body, denied having anything to do with his wife’s murder. He said they had been together for ten years and had two children, five year-old Ezekiel and three year-old Kaylissa. He claimed the police were looking at him and his friend as suspects. “They (the police) have no leads because me and my partner are not leads,” he insisted as he called on the police to find the persons who actually killed his wife. “I need to get this solved,” he said.
In a previous interview with T&T Guardian, Villafana admitted that he had had an argument with his wife on Friday night and he left her home at around 11.30 pm. He said when he returned home she was not there, but people told him she had been looking for him. Boodram’s funeral service is scheduled for 1 pm Friday at the Vistabella Evangelistic Church, Circular Road, San Fernando. When contacted, investigators would only say they were exploring all possible leads and a motive for her killing is yet to be determined. Detectives of the San Fernando Homicide Bureau are investigating.
Meanwhile, police say they have no leads in the drive-by shooting in Princes Town on New Year’s Day which claimed the life of Marcus Cooper, 23. Police believe Cooper, the second murder victim for the year, was the main target and his murder was gang related. However, his father, Earl, believes his son’s killing stemmed from an altercation with a neighbour. Cooper was driving a Mazda 323 with three passengers along Mandingo Road at around 6 pm when a vehicle pulled alongside them and its occupants opened fire. Cooper who was shot in the chest and head died on the spot. His friend Stefon Brereton, 27, was shot seven times in the leg and is warded in a stable condition at the San Fernando General Hospital. Ojo Sanbury, 21, was grazed by a bullet, while Denzil Johnson escaped injury. Princes Town police are investigating.