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Trinidad pathologist on Linden victims port mortem

The Trinidadian pathologist who today observed the post  mortem examinations of the bodies of the three Lindeners shot dead when the police opened fire on a group of protesters confirmed that all three men died from gunshot injuries. The pathologist said two of the men were shot to their chest while one was shot to the back. They all had gunshot wounds to the heart and lungs.

The metal fragments found in the bodies of the men were consistent with live rounds from a handgun.

Attorney-At-Law Nigel Hughes who is representing the interest of the family of the deceased said the findings of the autopsy should be enough to bring criminal charges against the police and he expects that to be done.

APNU member Aubrey Norton said the Home Affairs Minister should now hand in his resignation with the findings of the report and region 10 chairman Sharma Solomon said it was clear that the regional leaders may have been targeted.

There had been calls for an independent inquiry into the police shooting death of the three men. The pathology results could force the Director of Public Prosecutions to act, even before the inquiry gets started.

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