Tobago police charge 2 in killing of German man

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Associated Press

Posted on November 9, 2009 at 5:35 PM

Updated Monday, Nov 9 at 5:35 PM

PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad (AP) — Two men have been charged in the killing of a 49-year-old German man on the Caribbean island of Tobago.

One of the suspects appeared in court Monday, while the other was in the hospital for unknown reasons. The two do not have attorneys and are not expected to plead until the preliminary inquiry begins.

Police have not revealed a motive in the slaying of Peter Taut.

His body was found Nov. 1 in a shallow grave at his home in the neighborhood of Bacolet along the island's southern coast. It is the same neighborhood were a British couple was brutally attacked with a machete in August.

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