Suspect in murder of Morne Prosper woman found dead

Marshall Jean Jacques

Information reaching Dominica News Online (DNO) is that Jean Jacques, who was being sought by the police for the past 24 hours, was found hanging from a tree earlier today.

The 48-year-old man was wanted for the murder of his longtime girlfriend, Avonelle Charles, both from Morne Prosper.

On December 31, 2022, the lifeless body of Charles was found on the road in Morne Prosper in a pool of blood.

Reports indicate that about 3:00 a.m, on the aforementioned date, Charles and Jean Jacques were involved in an argument when she was killed.

At the time of the incident, Charles a mother of seven who was a market vendor was preparing to go to the market to sell her produce.

Family members of the deceased and residents of Morne Prosper revealed that the couple had a long history of domestic abuse.

Following the homicide, police had mounted a search for the suspect who was ,they believe, on the run.

Charles death brought Dominica’s toll of homicide to 18 for the year 2022.

DNO will continue to follow this story and report any new development.

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  1. Anthony P Ismael
    January 3, 2023

    A retired citizen and his wife were almost burned to death in the comfort of their home after monies were allegedly stolen from a business partnership. The accused, an agent of the Labor Cabal was protected like the Queen of England with some 25 “High Port Rifles” during a court appearance on the Bay Front for all to see. In essence, we witnessed power and political connections on display. Of course, there was no hue and cry then. No weeping and gnashing of teeth either. When it’s someone in the villages, our moral lenses are suddenly clairvoyant and beyond reproach. We have a Minister of Insecurity that’s wholly incompetent and over matched for the task at hand. The entire DPP’s Office is nothing more than a “Daycare” for grown-ups. They are ineffective, poorly trained and outclassed by every criminal enterprise and their attorneys. The conviction rate for felonies on island is lower than the depths of the ocean. We had a political “Reset” that was in essence and power grab. Just…

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  2. Anthony P Ismael
    January 3, 2023

    The veil of innocence that we once prided ourselves upon, has been viciously lifted revealing an ugly wound that has been festering in silence, for some time now. While many Dominicans continue to live in a land of make belief, we have always had share and abject violence as part of our history, past and present. Grandbay and Newtown. Scottshead and Grandbay. The Howling Motorcycle Gang. The Dread Era. The “Machete Death of QC Alleyne. The murder/suicide in upper Goodwill back the late 70s. The burning of a well-known businessman with “Acid” in a Sensay Costume Band during Carnival Jump-up. The murder of Mr. Lindsay and Mr. Phillip Timothy. And the list goes on and on. For too long now, we have allowed the wealthy and politically well connected to get away with violence against their lesser brethren. Many moons later, that Pandora’s Box that was never properly closed has reared its ugly countenance for all to see and we don’t like our reflection. When we stop pretending that we were…

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  3. Love I
    January 2, 2023

    He should have been in jail years now. Abusing her and their children. It was haunting him after all he did…but I blame the Police too they did not investigate this man.
    Pedophiles need to be in jail.Dominica is letting them roam too freely. Put a stop to it.
    It is very sad that two murders is caused by jealousy and rage. God help all. Stop the abuse and send those Pedophiles to jail. May she rest in peace.

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    • Watching
      January 3, 2023

      Man, I tell you those in authority not taking these guys seriously..when u call them for drugs they dere when us for abuse they not involve in family affairs..stupes..when there very own is involved that’s when they will do something. I tired say dat

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  4. Bwa-Banday
    January 2, 2023

    May he burn in eternal HELL with his predecessors! :twisted: :twisted: :twisted:

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  5. Aa
    January 2, 2023

    I for sure would have dug a hole under the same tree and let the body Fall into it. Fill the hole up with dyrt and Call it a day. Sure would not attend this funeral.

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  6. Ibo France
    January 2, 2023

    The nation needs to pause to take time out to reflect on how far we have descended from our once high moral standards.

    A single incident of murder once traumatised the entire country. These days most of the population has become almost completely desensitised to the most heinous of murders. How did we get here?

    We can’t allow this to become a generational custom. Collectively, we should combine our efforts and resources to fight this scourge.

    It is my fervent hope that law enforcement authorities will get the requisite training and resources to competently do their job. Crime does not discriminate it affects all citizens regardless to your social status. Therefore it is imperative that we all contribute towards crime prevention.

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  7. mine
    January 2, 2023

    To rob seven children of their mom is heartless. My heart aches for the children, may the Almighty bless them all with a safe home. Heavenly father protect these children.

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  8. Help us lord
    January 2, 2023

    My God that sad news keep coming. I know we all wanted to have him captured alive but all in all another sad news to start the new year. I am thinking of the chicken who got up a day before News Years eve with both mother and father and two days later both vanished, not because of illness but because of brutality that the authorities could’ve avoided but again failed the children. Man something devilish or demonic is at work in Dominican and that demonic force calls for more than praying to ask God to change for us when God is seeing is something we can do for ourselves according to Matt:18:18 ” I assure you and most solemnly say to you, whatever you forbid, declare to be improper and unlawful on earth shall have already be bound on earth Amplified version.
    We just were given another opportunity on December 6 to cast out those demons over our land and declare them to be improper and unlawful but just to be on the Ham and Turkey list we chose to keep them in place for 5 more yrs.

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    • elizabethlxavier
      January 3, 2023

      @Help us Lord, if you believe that that Dominica is plagued with DEMONS, the Lord cannot help. He wants us to call to Him, for His Fruits of the Spirit Love, as we place the demons behind us–it is our choice.

      That man did not make that choice, instead he allowed Satan to rule his mind, for whatever the reason he did so.

      That was also the choice of Judas Iscariot who betrayed Jesus for 30 pieces of Silver–Satan was the ruler of his mind.

      But God remains the “Superiority” even if He waits for us to choose Him, He will not force us.

      Just like Judas, this man’s choice caused him to take his own Life, by hanging himself from the branch of a tree. That is the torment of Satan, when we choose him.

      However, God has a plan for each of those 7 children. For whatever He brought them in Life, through their parents, His reasons will be glorified at His appointed time.

      That alone should be our belief.

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  9. Iamanidiot
    January 2, 2023

    What we doing about the other one? send him up on the gallows as well

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  10. Ibo France
    January 1, 2023

    The sad, depressing news keeps on occurring unabated. It truly hurts to the senseless loss of sacred lives. Someone has destroyed the moral fabric of the society. We need to pray increasingly for divine intervention while we collectively as a nation work to put mechanisms in place to appreciably reduce the unprecedented level of violet deaths.

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  11. Time-X
    January 1, 2023

    See what a woman allowed in her life!! Is that his tongue coming out his throat? God is beautiful and He made us in His image. But if you walk around Dominica to the filthy appearance of young men, some not so young – it’s upsetting! To say the least. Love is also beautiful – But in the absence of cleanliness it’s disgraceful. I really and truly feel sorry for our women when I see the trash they embrace. Then I ask myself this question: Are men very scarcely found? If women would only wait with patience they would find a clean and sweet man. But when you as a woman allowed yourself to have three to seven children being a single mother; then you paved a rough and rocky road for yourself and your children. Then the cycle continues with these children having to fend for themselves. What a Dominica, papa God.

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    • elizabethlxavier
      January 3, 2023

      “Love is also beautiful – But in the absence of cleanliness it’s disgraceful.”

      Time-X, I firmly disagree with you. The saying “cleanliness is next to godliness” is a wild misinterpretation of God and His Love.

      We cannot use cleanliness to define the Beauty of Love, which is the Nature of our Holy God–that is where so many of us make the mistake that will forever change our way of Life–through so many gruesome disappointment.

      Do you know that Lucifer, the angel that took the form a serpent to cause Adam and Eve to rebel against Almighty God, through their gruesome sin with him–especially Eve–was known as the “Son of the Morning Star” in his form as an angel? So he was beautiful, but there was no Love in him.

      I will agree with the belief that Love must come with Cleanliness. But Love can never be “disgraceful” however it is revealed.

      Just look at the way a mother Gorilla treats her baby with so much Love–and think about that.

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      • Time-X
        January 3, 2023

        Hey lizabeth, go over your own comment, read it and see whether you understand it. Because I did not say “cleanliness is next to godliness.” Afterwards, you must apologize to Time-X. But what is wrong with these people, nuh??? …aa….

        • Time-X
          January 3, 2023

          A man “loving” another man is not disgraceful to you? And by the way, for your information there are three (3) types of love, and I will not educate you further. God’s love and man’s love is not the same. If it was I’d be dead long time.

        • Ibo France
          January 4, 2023

          Forgive Lizforsatan. She misconstrued others grommets quite often. She’s suffering from severe cerebral malfunction. Age has eventually caught up with her.

          • elizabethlxavier
            January 5, 2023

            “She (misconstrued) (others) (gromemets) quite often”

            Ibo France take a look at the words in bracket and tell me who needs forgiveness

            Should (misconstrued) not be (misconstrues?)

            Should (others) not be (others’) in that you are using the word in the plural gender?

            Grammarly draws a bold red line under (gromemets), that means the spelling is wrong, so there is no definition for it.

            But the term” (grommets)” means: “An eyelet placed in a hole in a sheet or panel to protect or insulate a rope or cable passed through it or to prevent the sheet or panel from being torn”

            That is 3 foolish errors in a 6-word sentence. Could it be that you are the one who is caught up in age and is suffering from severe cerebral malfunction?

            Take time to think that out next time, before you write those rude comments?

            Or else you are the one functioning by Satan’s laws. You don’t know it for that is how he works with the carnal state of mind

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        • elizabethlxavier
          January 5, 2023

          Time-X, no, you did not say “cleanliness is next to godliness” but you said in the absence of “cleanliness Love is “disgraceful” right after you said: “God is beautiful” and “Love is beautiful”

          I should have told you that “cleanliness” can never to absent from Love”. which can never be “disgraceful” because Love is the Nature of God Almighty–Holy, full of Grace and Mercy. The God, Most High, whom you claimed to be “beautiful”

          I think that you do not know what Love is, hence you do not know, who God is, that is why you can believe that “Love is disgraceful”, but that is a blasphemy in your mind.

          You started to speak about the woman’s heart, but you compared her heart with the man’s heart. The woman’s heart must have been beautiful–that is Love.

          But the man’s heart was “unclean” and “disgraceful”. That is not Love. Do you now understand? So I have no apology to give to you.

      • Beta
        January 4, 2023

        You definitely suffer from a good bout of La-La. Why don’t you give us all a break with your nonsense.

    • Ibo France
      January 3, 2023

      We can sit back in the comfort of our lofty surroundings and castigate others. I don’t know the stories of these two innocent women now deceased. Therefore, I adamantly refused to lambasted them.

      Here two persons were murdered in the most gruesome manner, and this sanctimonious buffoon excoriating them for their choice of partners. Although there may be some merit in that criticism, at this time, the focus should be and the children and the rest of the families who are left to grieve.

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  12. Toto
    January 1, 2023

    Tragedy, not for the dead so much but for the children who now have no father or mother, think about that. Who will care for them, bring them up, what chance they have. Man, when I see a situation like that I really do despair.

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    • elizabethlxavier
      January 3, 2023

      Toto, as I will continue to say, it is not easy to understand God’s Ways, but if we believe that He is Love, He knows the reasons for the things He allows to happen.

      Our reaction has to be flourished by the essence of hope for the children, that hope must through our own attitude of Love towards them. Those whom He will call to help them.

      I cannot imagine a God of Love leaving 7 fatherless and motherless children to grow up in a state of despair and darkness. That would be only if there is no human being around them, who will accept His Will on their behalf.

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      • Spartacus
        January 4, 2023

        It’s the same with your boy Skerrit, we have to live in hope since you can’t imagine that he is an evil guy that eventually will ruin our country. Keep living in hope, hypocrite. I for one won’t allow this gangster to crap all over me. Got it?

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        • elizabethlxavier
          January 5, 2023

          @Spartacus, whatever the devil, your identity means, if you are speaking to me, it is a good thing that I am not speaking to you. Your sentiment has nothing to do with what I said.

          My thought is about the 7 children who are left without parents to help them develop in Life, like normal children do.

          But go ahead and think that you can live your existence (I will not say your Life, because you don’t sound like someone who has one), so think that you exist in the World by your own strength, full of self-pride, conceitedness and pomposity. I hope you will come back to tell us about it. Poor, poor you!

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