Killer weeps in court after death sentence

SENTENCED: Anand Baboolal, right, is escorted out the San Fernando Supreme Court yesterday after he was sentenced to hang for the murder of his girlfriend, Ria Ramlochan, and her 18-month-old son in 2005. –Photo: TREVOR WATSON


By Nikita Braxton-Benjamin,

TEARS flowed from Anand Baboolal’s eyes after he was told that he will suffer death by hanging for the murder of a mother and her baby in Mayaro 12 years ago.
The death sentence was read twice to Baboolal in the San Fernando Supreme Court yesterday afternoon by Justice Althea Alexis-Windsor, after the jury returned with a guilty verdict after approximately two hours in the jury room.
Baboolal, 40, of Mayaro, who is also called “Shawn” and “Son”, was convicted of killing Ria Ramlochan, 26, and her 18-month-old son, Ishmael Timothy Ragbir, in 2005.
Ramlochan’s body was found in the pit of a latrine at her Solomon Street, Mayaro, home on August 13, 2005.
There were stab wounds to her chest and abdomen.