Cell phone argument results in death of Trinidad school boy

PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad, Monday March 18, 2013 – A 16-year-old secondary school student was stabbed to death during an argument over a Blackberry cellular phone, his relatives said.

Relatives told the Trinidad Express newspaper that Lester Richards, a Form 3 student at the Gasparillo Composite School, south of here, was on his way to buy bread on Sunday when he was accosted by a man, who the day earlier had stolen his phone.

The paper said that the man stopped the vehicle in which Richards was a passenger and cut the teenager on his neck with a knife.  The two got into an argument and Richards was stabbed once to his chest.

Couva police said the unidentified man remains at large.

Richards’ killing brings to 92, the number of people murdered here so far this year.

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