Trinidad: Venezuelan’s boyfriend killed her, say cops


A Venezuelan mother of three was shot dead allegedly by her Venezuelan boyfriend in Carapichaima early ­yesterday. Evelyn Mata Rojas, 29, was shot twice in the chest and died in a laundry area ­outside her rented apartment at Ojar Maharaj Extension, Waterloo Road. Police are searching for the boyfriend who also lived in one of the apartments, as well as another man, in  connection with the incident.

Rojas’ landlord, Jeffrey Dyette, who lives upstairs the apartment complex, said Rojas, her children, her boyfriend and ­other relatives moved into the apartment last month. Dyette said Rojas had been living in Trini­dad for about three years and spoke ­English well.

The landlord said for the past month she had not worked and did not go anywhere, and that she had several visitors during that time. Dyette said he spoke to her hours ­before her death about people coming to see her. “I told her that when woman have three and four men, that does cause death and fighting. I didn’t know I was talking to her about her death,” he said. “She used to call me ‘Daddy’. She said, ‘Daddy, me eh understand.’ She say, ‘I love you, love you.’”(Trinidad Express)…[+]