Canefield man charged with attempted murder of his mother

Kieron Graham of Bena Ravine, Canefield, is now on remand at the Dominica State Prison following a charge of attempted murder of his mother, Claudia Degallerie.

Graham was brought before the Magistrate court today where the charge was read to him and since the matter is indictable–expected to be heard before a judge and jury– the accused was not required to enter a plea.

It is alleged, on February 22, 2021, at Bena Ravine, Canefield, Graham attempted to murder Degallerie.

At the hearing, the prosecution objected to bail as Police Prosecutor, Inspector Davidson Cadette told the court that Degallerie is still nursing serious burn wounds at the Dominica China Friendship Hospital (DCFH).

“Your Honour, the Virtual Complainant who is the defendants mother  is still at the hospital and we fear that if the defendant is granted bail, he may definitely interfere with the witness,” Inspector Cadette stated.

He added that given the serious nature of the offense and the stiff penalty attached if found guilty, “we also believe, Your Honour, that the defendant does present as a candidate for flight risk so we ask that bail be withheld at this time.”

Chief Magistrate, Candia Carette-George agreed with the prosecution’s grounds for objection and denied bail for the accused.

The matter was adjourned to June 22,2021, for Preliminary Inquiry (PI) to determine if there is enough evidence to have the matter tried in the High Court.

Graham was not represented.

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6 Comments

  1. Vapor
    March 2, 2021

    Admin, I believe the name of the ravine is Bernard’s Ravine. In local dialect, it is Ravin’ Berna aka Big Hole or D Hole! Write it down.

  2. click here
    March 1, 2021

    of your MOTHER?? feller honor your mother and father and your days shall be long. attempted murder? mammy even fraid you will come back behind her in the hospital? no boy! all mister friends on the block supposed to ban him after hitting him some hard slap and kick and coff! If is his mother he would kill, is not anbody else he wouldnt kill.

  3. Ibo France
    February 27, 2021

    The whole world has gone crazy. Nothing can justify this most despicableand shockingly incredible action.

    If this man can attempt to murder his mother then all of society is in danger. A demonically evil person such as this man should be locked behind bars for the foreseeable future.

  4. February 27, 2021

    Where is the love for your mother gone. He should never see outside of the prison again.

  5. Watching
    February 27, 2021

    Oh dear,.I pray for her recovery

  6. Afflicted
    February 27, 2021

    His mother? I don’t even want to know the issue I just know you DON’T lift a finger on your Mother. Walk away seek help for you both but NOT violence. Never!

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