Two Grand Bay men charged with murder of Kings Hill man

Murder-accused after court-Marvin Marlon Albert (left) and Samron Thomas (in black, sleeveless shirt)

Two young men from the community of Grand Bay have been arrested and charged for the murder of 23-year old Damien Ernest of Kings Hill.

The two, who appeared before magistrate Michael Laudat where the charge of murder was read to them, are 19-year-old Marvin Marlon Albert of Grand Coulibrie and 20-year old Samron Thomas of Montin, Grand Bay

Police reported that the body of Ernest was found at about 11 am on Saturday, June 27th, 2020 on the road close to the Boeri Lake lying face down with multiple gunshot wounds to his body.

He was taken to the Casualty Department of the Princess Margaret Hospital (PMH) where the body was pronounced dead.

Since the charge is a capital offense and must be tried before a judge and jury, the men were not required to enter a plea. Thomas is represented by attorney-at-law, Wayne Norde while Albert is so far unrepresented.

The matter has been adjourned to September 10th, 2020.

In the meantime, both young men are on remand at the Stock Farm Prison.

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27 Comments

  1. Man bites dogs
    July 3, 2020

    This is rubbish and ridiculous to discriminate against grand Bay-people in the way you so-called Workers clowns trying to say other parts of Dominica is crime free grand Bay is bad rubbish! I have never been to grand Bay in my life but I know some criminal in Roseau today now asking for money to fight his losing stupidity battle he is the worst criminal in Dominica, I makes no apology but would be happy to see that idiot out of our lives in Dominica.

  2. BMB
    July 3, 2020

    Here’s the timetable: 1. They’ll be out on bail before this year ends, 2. You’ll hear nothing about this case until about 2025 or beyond. 3. One or both of them will walk free. The Police investigation and arrest side of it runs quick and smooth (hats off to them)….its the Judicial System that fails us. I’ve been hearing about a ‘Bail Act’ for almost 10years. I also think it is time to set aside the ‘Preliminary Inquiry’ phase in the Magistrates Court in Capital Offenses. All the ‘P.I.’ does is to establish if there is enough evidence and basis to proceed to a High Court trial. The process is just to long. Witness go away……… they get fed up……. they can’t get paid ‘time-off’ (from work)……or even get paid NOT to testify. Long and short of it, our Justice System needs an overhaul.

  3. Charles
    July 2, 2020

    “He was taken to the Casualty Department of the Princess Margaret Hospital (PMH) where the body was pronounced dead.”

    What do you mean “where the body was pronounced dead”? As opposed to what? A car? Battery? What type of body are we talking about here? I’ve seen you write lots of stupid …. on here before but that’s definitely near the top of the list. You say “where HE was pronounced dead”, NOT where “the body was”, what does that even mean???

    Fix up you’re writing skills. If you’re going to run you’re own news website, at least come correct with your vocabulary & know what you’re actually talking about. I don’t know if you studied at school, went to college or university or whatever, but if you didn’t…I suggest you do so because you seriously need it

    • Hmmm
      July 4, 2020

      While you are at it, please learn the difference between YOUR and YOU’RE. I thank you.

  4. de Observer
    July 1, 2020

    @jean Gwa Bay: They are thugs, absolute thugs and killers with a don’t care attitude. Just look at them!!

    And you are apparently supporting something like that, to kill someone like that. Man you all are worst than the Idi Amin Dada!

    Foolish.

  5. Ms. Rolle
    July 1, 2020

    This is just so sad for the young men involved and for our country. Something has to be done about the root of the problem of young men killing each other in this place.

    People at Laudat are extremely upset that this heinous crime had to happen so near the community.
    A warning: Please do not come to Laudat to commit you all’s crimes.
    Laudat is a small close-knit community of peaceful and gentle people.
    According to Laudat’s folkloric history, in the early part of the last century there was a famous ‘gate’ at the entrance of the village where strangers were screened on entrance. We may just have to reinstate it!

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    • Looking
      July 7, 2020

      Please tell them, laudat is private land, but soon goverment moving you’ll with that geothermal and you first.

  6. jean Gwa Bay
    July 1, 2020

    The deserve it when you want to set ppl up to die you get killed Grand bay Ppl always the worst Dominican eye KMA free my youngins samrun and Malone you’ll wanna plot on the south but we don’t get ppl noise we Lonely defend

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    • Charles
      July 2, 2020

      100%. Free dem!

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    • No you didn't
      July 3, 2020

      Illustrate too? There is a high school right there in grandbay you could have simply spent a day or two there wi pal. Smh

  7. The life we living
    July 1, 2020

    would u rather make your loved ones to see you in a coffin or in court house?
    when you don’t know the case don’t just assume

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    • Toto
      July 2, 2020

      So you mean we must choose between coffin or courthouse then, no alternative. Some lucky people choose a villa in Morne Daniel, also paid for by the state. Lucky them.

    • Di Englander
      July 2, 2020

      Exactly! It’s better to be in prison than to be six feet in the dirt!

  8. Sherika Felix
    July 1, 2020

    Rihanna said one man down tell the judge to give her minimal now she is a criminal. She got to run out of town. Brother Bob said you keep running and running away but you can never run away from yourself…. Can’t run away from yourself. Face it real.

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  9. look joke
    July 1, 2020

    Where dem man getting gun? I dat law-abiding can’t even get a gun license without knowing the police chief but dem man can get gun ?

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  10. EIFILE
    July 1, 2020

    We don’t make guns in DA and once too often, shooting dead. Every body quote the Holy Bible when it suit them. ANY HUMAN BEING,WHOSOEVER,KILL ANOTHER HUMAN BEING,MUST BE PUT TO DEATH. When you plan to kill someone knowing that you yourself are going, you should think twice.

  11. Truth be Told
    July 1, 2020

    A whole lost generation of unemployed delinquent young men under this Labour Party 20 years in Government! Dominica’s future now looks so bleak! Where is the promise of a brighter tomorrow for the next generation? What have we built for them? no industry, no development, no legacy! Instead all we have been doing and interested in is to take, take, take! Every Dominican who supports the Labour Party is for what is in it for themselves and not what is best for Dominica! Every member of the Labour Party Government can show you what they gained or what they became under Labour, but please show me where Dominica developed and gained? A Shameful state of affairs!

  12. On the same boat
    June 30, 2020

    These young people are frustrated but they need to pass their anger and frustration on those that put them in that hopeless situation and not on fellow young people that are in the same predicament and struggle

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    • Roger Burnett
      July 1, 2020

      This passage by Eric Fromm from his book “Escape from Freedom” is relevant:

      “It would seem that the amount of destructiveness to be found in individuals is proportionate to the amount to which the expansiveness of life is curtailed. By this we do not refer to individual frustrations of this or that instinctive desire but to the thwarting of the whole of life, the blockage of spontaneity of the growth and expression of man’s sensuous, emotional and intellectual capacities. Life has an inner dynamism of its own; it tends to grow, to be expressed, to be lived. It seems that if this tendency is thwarted, the energy directed towards life undergoes a process of decomposition and changes into energies directed towards destruction…The more the drive for life is thwarted, the stronger is the drive towards destruction; the more life is realised, the less is the strength of destructiveness. Destructiveness is the outcome of unlived life.”

      • Lin Clown
        July 1, 2020

        Meals,it is people like you who ENCOURAGE young people to commit crimes.I bet you support UWP.LAZY and LYING.

    • joseph charles
      July 2, 2020

      frustrated start digging holes for plantains and fig

  13. Inspector MEALS
    June 30, 2020

    But Grandbay is getting bad again man. What Skerrit and the DLP neglecting their Jarden patat (potato garden) man? Now a days when we hear of these crimes we can easily guess the alleged criminals are either from Grandbay or Portsmouth, both of which are Skerrit and DLP potato garden.

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    • Jean Gwa Bay
      July 1, 2020

      But who more voles than Jean Roseau you need to shut your mouth And how you to bout grand bay ppl you could be next 🔥🔥🔥🔥

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      • Di Englander
        July 2, 2020

        Compare the killings for the past 10 years islandwide, and see how many were from Grand Bay.

  14. KID ON THE BLOCK
    June 30, 2020

    ‘He was taken to casualty department of the Dominica China Friendship Hospital where the body was pronounced dead.”
    DNO show some respect! What you trying?

  15. Ibo France
    June 30, 2020

    Most profound condolences to the family of the deceased. Kudos to the police in making such quick arrest. Hope that you have the real perpetrators and that you will build an air-tight case. For taking the life of a fellow human being, your life should be forfeited also.

    We should never become desensitized to murder no matter how often it happens.

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  16. fair lady
    June 30, 2020

    jail them and cremate the key .

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