Brothers stabbed to death over cell phones in Trinidad

PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad, Monday June 24, 2013 – Police are searching for the killers of two brothers, including an 11-year-old student, who were stabbed to death on Sunday night as bandits sought to steal their cell phones.

The police have not released the names of those killed, but said the incident occurred on Sunday night at a playing field east of here.

The authorities said that the brothers, who had been playing a game of soccer with friends at the Aranquez Playing Field, were stabbed several times by two men who sought to relieve them of their cell phones. The men later escaped.

The 11-year-old recently sat the Secondary School Assessment and was awaiting results, while his 16-year-old brother was due to write the Caribbean Examination Council (CXC) exams.

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