24-year-old man charged with murder of elderly woman

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    A 24-year-old man is expected to appear before a Port of Spain Magistrate today, charged with the murder of an 81-year-old woman.

    On April 8th, Bertille Allahar and her husband were entering their home in Diamond Vale, Diego Martin, when they were approached by two men who announced a hold-up.

    When one of the men snatched her handbag, the victim fell to the pavement and sustained injuries to her head and body.

    Allahar was taken to hospital and subsequently died from her injuries on April 29th.

    The accused was arrested on May 30th and charged yesterday.