Following the arrest of two suspects in connection with the murder of Belfield taxi driver Kenrick Trim, one of the suspects has confessed to seeing the other one stabbing the now dead man.
24-year-old Seyon James, also known as “Lil Alfey,” a fish vendor, and 34-year-old Kenty Bacchus, called “Trini” of lot 12 Water Street, Kingston Georgetown, was arrested and taken into police custody on Friday.
During interrogation at the Criminal Investigation Department Headquarters (CID) at Eve Leary, James told investigators that Bacchus committed the act.
The 24-year-old suspect further stated that he and Bacchus connected while serving time in prison for simple larceny of a cell phone he had stolen.
He revealed that Bacchus had picked him up on June 30, 2021, from the bus park, and they both went to a fast-food outlet on Carmichael Street to purchase something to eat.
They then stopped a taxi which the now dead man was driving at the time, and they both entered the vehicle.
James relayed that he sat in the back passenger’s seat while Bacchuss was sitting behind Trim. He said that they got to Ogle on the ECD, and it was then that Bacchus grabbed Trim by his neck and choked him until he passed out.
The fish vendor explained that Bacchus then pulled the man over to the back seat, where he dealt the man several stabbed wounds about his body.
He noted that Bacchus then removed the man’s gold ring and chain along with a quantity of cash he had in his pocket and a black Samsung cellphone.
Bacchus then drove the car to a spot in Ogle, where he dumped Trim’s body. He then attempted to reverse the car, but it was stuck in the mud, and they both exited the vehicle.
The 24-year-old fish vendor said that Bacchus then handed him $10,000, after which he threw the knife in a nearby bush, and they both boarded a minibus and went back to Georgetown.
Trim, who had left home at 07:30hrs on the day of his death, was found lying motionless at 09:00hrs at Cul-de-Sac Street, Block 1 Ogle, on the ECD.
Cops had stated that his body was dumped by a silver-grey Toyota Premio car bearing license plate number HC5311 that was parked some short distance away.
Upon making the discovery, the body was later identified by his son Kenrick Odel Trim, who had stated that his father’s gold chain and ring were missing.
The dead man’s body was later escorted to the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC), where he was pronounced dead on arrival by a doctor on duty. The GPF is making efforts to retrieve the murder weapon.