Relatives of murdered Mormon man bemoan crime rate

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SHOT: Workman Orlando Daisley. – PHOTO COURTESY OF PARENTS

RELATIVES of a mortal man shot dead on Thursday while waiting for a taxi, deplore the state of crime in the country.

Police say Orlando Daisley, 30, was shot shortly after dropping his girlfriend off in a taxi on Lady Young Road around 6am. Passers-by took him to Port of Spain General Hospital where he was pronounced dead upon arrival.

Speaking at the Forensic Science Center in St James on Friday, one of Daisley’s relatives said the San Juan/Laventille Regional Corporation (SJLRC) employee had never been threatened and that he (the relative) didn’t know why anyone would want to kill him.

Relatives have blamed the murder on criminals from other communities trying to encourage residents of the Daisley neighborhood to join in their criminal activities.

“One village doesn’t like the other village and they ask the village to come and join in their criminal activities and because they don’t want to join and commit crimes, they attack us.

“The state of crime in Trinidad is ridiculous and some police know who some of these criminals are, they mix and mingle with them,” said an insider.

Relatives said the day before Daisley died, he bought snacks and ice cream for the children in the community and they would remember him as a generous person who tried to leave a positive mark in his community.

No arrests have been made and police from the Homicide Investigation Bureau (Region II) are continuing to investigate.

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