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Missionary pastor shot dead in Trinidad

ICC Note

“The gunman ran out of the house while Mrs Junetried frantically to free herself, only to find her husband dead in the bathroom,”

By Michael Ireland

Thursday, December 6, 2007 Trinidad and Tobago (ANS) — A missionary pastor of a Full Gospel Church was shot dead on December 5 at his residence in Rousillac in Republic of Trinidad and Tobago .

According to Salem Voice Ministries News Service, Lenville Regis (54), an evangelist of Rousillac Open Bible Church and also an ordained pastor was shot dead by a gunman at his house on Wednesday morning.

Pastor Regis was also a retired technician of Telecommunication Services of Trinidad and Tobago (TSTT).

Regis married June, a lecturer at the University of Trinidad and Tobago (UTT) four months ago and was living at Ibis Circular of Paria Gardens in Rousillac. It was his second marriage. His children are living abroad.

Salem Voice Ministries (SVM) News Service reports that the gunman stormed the couple’s house at about 9.30 a.m. June was on the phone at that time.

The attacker forced both husband and wife into a bedroom where he made them lie on the ground with June Regis being secured with a length of electrical cord. Then he forced the pastor into a nearby bathroom and killed him with a gunshot to the back of his head.

“The gunman ran out of the house while Mrs Junetried frantically to free herself, only to find her husband dead in the bathroom,” police officials said.

Police say nothing was stolen from the house.

The body was taken to the Forensic Science Centre where an autopsy was scheduled to be done. Investigations are continuing.