of Hayden Ross gather at his home on John Vass Road, Peters
Field, Chaguanas, yesterday.
Photo: Tony Howell
have a son; I have a son. These were the last words of dying
machine operator Hayden Ross to the police.
46, was abducted on his way home after working a night shift at
National Flour Mills on Friday. He was taken to the bushes in Carlsen
Field, where he was robbed and stabbed more than 20 times.
managed to crawl out to the main road, where he was picked up by
the police. But he died while being attended to at Chaguanas Health
his relatives were wondering how to explain to his three-year-old
son, who celebrated his birthday on Thursday, that his father was
his John Vass Road home, his nephew Chris Toussaint said about two
weeks ago Ross was put on the night shift. Aware of the crime situation,
Toussaint said Ross did not like having to travel at nights.
said his uncle told police he boarded a car from Port-of-Spain to
Chaguanas, and was held up by the occupants.
him as a simple person, he said his uncle wore no jewelry. I
feel they demanded money, but they did not like what they get, because
my uncle did not have money.
said he believed his uncle put up a fight. He said someone who heard
his uncles screams called the police.
was able to tell the police his address and his fathers name.
But, he kept saying: I have a son. I have a son.
said his uncle had financial problems, but he was putting his life
back on track.
never even get to wear a new pair of shoes and new shirt and pants,
and a Bible he bought to start going to church...