An elderly woman was knifed to death in the bedroom of her home during an attack in Sangre Grande shortly after midnight.
Kowsil Ramkhelawan, 71, died at the scene.
Police were told that at around 11.30p.m. a female relative heard voices coming from Ramkhelawan’s bedroom.
The woman was heard pleading, saying she would not do it again.
The relative opened the door to find a man, face hidden by a mask and hoodie, stabbing the woman in the neck and face.
The man fled and the relative called police.
When officers arrived at the house at Mandillon Road, Coalmine, the woman was already dead.
The woman was found by her 15-year-old granddaughter.