A retired employee of the Water and Sewerage Authority (WASA) fell ill and had to be taken to hospital on Wednesday before he appeared in court for the murder of his stepson.
Joel Pompey, 59, was brought to the Port-of-Spain Magistrates’ Court for his first court appearance, but he complained of feeling unwell and was taken to the Port-of-Spain General Hospital where he spent the night.
Once everything is okay, Pompey will return to court on Thursday.
Pompey was expected to appear before Chief Magistrate Marcia Ayers-Caesar in the Port of Spain Eighth Court.
Pompey was brought to the courthouse by homicide officers shortly before 11 a.m. but was then taken to Port of Spain’s General Hospital.
Pompey is charged with murdering Josiah Martinez, 16, at Upper Seventh Avenue, Barataria, on the night of December 15, during an argument.
Two days later, he was tracked down by a group of women in the area and detained in a church until police arrived and took him into custody.