Prominent Trinidad attorney and former legislator assassinated

Dana-Seethal“It’s shocking. Crime is a concern especially violent crime. It’s a shocking incident, one you least expect.

“I had a conversation with her at around 12.45 pm on Saturday and everything was fine. We need to work as a country together”, Acting Police Commissioner Stephen Williams told one newspaper.

Seetahal, a former lecturer at the Hugh Wooding Law School, was shot and killed after the gunmen in two vehicles blocked her Volkswagen Sports Utility Vehicle (SUV) in Wooodbrook, just on the outskirts of the capital.

Media reports said one of the vehicles blocked the road while another with the gunmen inside pulled alongside with the occupants firing upon her vehicle.

Seetahal, who was in her late 50’s and a newspaper columnist, was found dead slumped in the driver’s seat.

Attorney General Anand Ramlogan said that “the legal profession has lost a giant. She had a piercing intellect, a very pragmatic approach to her work and a wonderful sense of humor,” he said, adding “her murder is tragic, horrible and heart-rending. May her soul rest in peace”.

In a statement issued by the Independent Liberal Party, political leader Austin “Jack” Warner said “the brutal and brazen manner in which Ms Seetahal was executed is a jolting reminder of the tragic state of affairs in the country with regard to the crime situation and overall public safety”.

Police are working on the theories that the kilings were either a “hit” or that she was killed after spending the night at a local casino.

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