Five to be charged for murder of moneychanger, daughter
Dead: Aaron Latchman and his daughter, Arianna
Dead: Aaron Latchman and his daughter, Arianna

THE five suspects in police custody in connection with the murder of moneychanger, Aaron Latchman, and his 18-year-old daughter, Arianna, are expected to be charged this week and placed before the court.

On Thursday, the fifth suspect was held in North Ruimveldt, Georgetown. He is a 37-year-old man, who was previously freed of two murder charges.

Reports indicate that the suspect allegedly provided three men with guns and ammunition which were used to kill the Latchmans at their Better Hope, East Coast Demerara home on July 4.

The killers allegedly told police that the suspect held in North Ruimveldt lives at Mocha Arcadia, East Bank Demerara and after the businessman and his daughter were killed, he took them to a house in Sophia where they “split the money, $150,000 each.”

It was revealed to police that prime suspect has been the mastermind of several of the robberies committed on America Street moneychangers.

Police said the motive of the murder was robbery and not an execution.

According to reports, four of the suspects confessed to being a part of the robbery and murder.

Police information technology experts had enhanced security camera footage of the gunmen who fled the scene after killing the Latchmans.

Some of the suspects in police custody include a 44-year-old called “Rastaman” of Agricola, East Bank Demerara, who was caught with the car used during the robbery; a 37-year-old vendor of Sophia called “Redman”; a 25-year-old labourer of Parika called “Marko”; and a 28-year-old of East Ruimveldt, Georgetown.

An autopsy performed on Aaron Latchman revealed that he sustained multiple gunshot injuries while his daughter sustained a single gunshot injury. The man was shot thrice during a scuffle in his yard.

The bandits appeared to have been familiar with Aaron Latchman’s routine and were reportedly waiting near his home.


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