ALMOST FOUR months after former beauty queen Candice Worrell was savagely beaten at her Chaguanas workplace and robbed of her cellphone, jewelry and other valuables, a suspect was arrested yesterday during a “sting” operation by police along the Main Road in Chaguanas.
The suspect, police said, is a security guard who lives in Chaguanas and worked at a Casino in North Trinidad. Shortly after Worrell was beaten almost to death, the suspect fled to Guyana.
But officers got intelligence that the suspect had quietly slipped back into Trinidad. Yesterday, officers led by Superintendent Johnny Abraham and including Inspector Wayne Lawrence, WP Sgt John, PC Forgenie, Ramsaran, Cpl Jobe and members of the Central Division Task Force arranged the “sting” operation and nabbed the suspect in full view of passers-by along the busy Chaguanas Main Road.
He was taken to Chaguanas Police Station where he was being questioned in connection with the savage beating of Worrell which took place on January 20. Sources said the man is also wanted for a similar incident in the Edinburgh 500 area where a woman was beaten into unconsciousness and then robbed.
On January 20, Worrell was at her work place —Jenexcon Engineering Company — located at John Street in Chaguanas when she was attacked and beaten in the head. She was later found unconscious on the ground and rushed to hospital.
Worrel suffered fractures to her face with her cheekbone being smashed in. She has since been unable to speak and her one-year-old daughter Naveah is now in the care of her mother Susan Worrell and her boy friend Jan-Michael Williams.
Worrell was this country’s representative at the 2009 Miss Tourism Queen International in China. After spending ten weeks at the Intensive Care Unit of the Port-of-Spain General Hospital she was discharged and is now under the care of doctors and nurses at a private facility.
Told yesterday of the arrest, Susan Worrel expressed hope that justice for her daughter’s brutal beating could now be served.
… Wired868 reveals sting that netted alleged assailant
By: Lasana Liburd (wired868).
A 26-year-old Enterprise resident with a history of violence allegedly confessed on Wednesday evening to the brutal assault and robbery of former beauty queen and model, Candice Worrell, who is also the fiancée of W Connection captain and Trinidad and Tobago national football team goalkeeper Jan-Michael Williams.
Worrell, 29, was found outside her Jenexcon Engineering workplace in Montrose, Chaguanas on 20 January 2012 with her wallet and mobile phone missing. She remained in a coma for a month before slowly regaining touch with the world around her.
Wired868 can confirm that, despite reports in other daily newspapers, Worrell became fully alert on 9 May 2012 and is speaking. And the Chaguanas Police believe it has apprehended the person responsible.
The assault and robbery, according a law enforcement source, was a random and opportunistic act by a repeat offender who is known to the police.
The alleged assailant is a security guard at a casino in Tacarigua. A muscular figure whose height was given at just over six foot, the Enterprise resident had prior arrests for a string of infractions against the law that included two robbery cases with violence, housebreaking and buggery.
He is believed to have two prior convictions although that could not be confirmed at the time of publication.
$125,000 bail for accused
Attack on former beauty queen
By Susan Mohammed
A CHAGUANAS security guard appeared in court yesterday charged with the beating of former beauty queen and fashion model Candice Worrell, four months ago.
Damien Subero, of Tee Lane, Enterprise, appeared before Magistrate Gillian Scotland in the Chaguanas First Magistrate's Court.
Subero is charged with inflicting grievous bodily harm.
The charge was laid indictably by Constable Forgenie, and Magistrate Scotland did not call on Subero to enter a plea. Court prosecutor police inspector Joey Samaroo objected to bail saying that the victim, Worrell, was still at hospital, listed in serious condition.
Subero did not have an attorney.
Magistrate Scotland overruled the objection and granted bail in the sum of $125,000 with a surety pending approval from the Clerk of the Peace.
However, Subero was taken to prison last night since no one took his bail. The matter was postponed to next month.
Subero was arrested two weeks ago.
Worrell, 29, a health and safety officer, was robbed and beaten at her workplace at John Street, Chaguanas, on January 20.
She is engaged to W Connection Football Club captain Jan-Michael Williams.
The couple have a one-year-old daughter, Naveah.
Worrell, who represented Trinidad and Tobago at the 2009 Miss Tourism Queen International in China, has not spoken since the incident.