Attorney, magistrate clash over Yannick Lander

Yannick Lander

Attorney at law Zena Dyer and Magistrate Candia George clashed in court on Thursday over the magistrate’s decision not to grant bail to Dyer’s client, Yannick Lander.

Lander, who was previously granted bail after being charged with the 2008 murder of Dwayne Pinard in Castle Comfort, is currently on remand for the battery of Kyle David in March, 2012.

According to Dyer, Lander was being denied bail by George although she recently granted bail to Danny Joseph who was facing a charge of causing grievous bodily harm and who was previously on bail for a murder charge. Joseph was re-arrested for causing grievous bodily harm to Omar Thomas during an incident at Krazy Kokonuts in July.

But the magistrate would hear none of it. She shot back at Dyer saying that she will not grant bail to Lander in a magistrate’s court since he was first granted bail in the High Court. Dyer was told by George that she should not compare Lander’s case to Joseph’s since there are different merits to both of them.

She advised the irate attorney that she should make her bail application to the High Court where her client’s matter was first dealt with.

Dyer is also seeing red that her client had spent over four months on remand for the current charge he is facing.

Lander’s trial was expected to begin on Thursday morning but was adjourned to November 12 due to the absence of prosecution witnesses.

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92 Comments

  1. Dushi
    September 29, 2012

    It may be difficult for Dyer to understand the Judge’s decision not to grant bail…but the HIGH COURT knows why bail wasn’t granted.

  2. Anonymous
    August 13, 2012

    Who is this Attorney Dyer? Is she a Dominican? These lawyers get caught up with the US Justice system and try to be big time lawyers. We all know that that system is a failure, that’s why they have one of the highest crime rate in the world. Is this how we want Dominica to be. Attorney Dyer stop watching so much TV.

  3. Dominicanpearl2
    August 13, 2012

    Please Lord, keep my family safe from murderers, thieves and rapists. Confessed murderers should be incacerated for life or hung. Bring back real justice. Everyone needs representaton, but come on Dominica is too small to have crimminals running around free. The crimminals have relatives who love and protect them. However, there is crime and punishment. Evil should not go unpunished.

  4. eht
    August 11, 2012

    mrs dyer should know better than that. why plead for bail, when he is going to embarass you by doing it again. dont joke with this juge girl she mean business.

  5. roseau massive
    August 11, 2012

    same ting that happen in GWADA the man kill those dominican then saying he mad…and how how he so sorry…the man just shoot the boy for nothing…why pple that killing have to take jail for just killing…
    neways R.I.P TO YOU GERALD , WE REPRESENTING STRONG FOR U…U WILL ALWAYS BE IN OUR HEARTS…

  6. ms bossy
    August 11, 2012

    DOWN wit that comment…R.I.P GERALD “BIRDHEAD” ROBINSON JR…
    is after u were killed the man saying he had a mental breakdown but doe worry bout that…we will always love u…

  7. from the camp
    August 11, 2012

    i love Tyanie Behanzie because he does not play wit those who rape and kill. and he doe have time with those police that doing the poor pple wrong, bring him back man…

  8. kamakazy
    August 11, 2012

    i understant what d lawyer is saying you grant bail for a man who did the same crime murder and gbh and you grant him bail so is you that set the precidense for man geting bail on murder and gbh so why not her client its like the law is for one set …im not in favor of her granting bail but them magidtrate need to be firm and fair in all circumstances and not apply the law for who the want at their will and fancies ..thats how its gona come and bite them in the butt later on an cause them much embarassment like it did in that case

  9. Anonymous
    August 11, 2012

    All u can say what all u want abt those Dyers but i’m sure when all u family hv a problem thats the 1st lawyers u run too…y??? because they give their all to their clients n they don’t VOLER der money without working

    • john paul
      April 18, 2014

      Checko

      better check them

  10. hmmm
    August 10, 2012

    Some lawyers just like shark with plenty guts.

    • Observer
      August 11, 2012

      they are just doing their job. thats all, every man have to make a living whether you like or not

  11. August 10, 2012

    if he liked his freedom he would have done right when he was given another chance but it seemed like he has no regard for second chances so live right where he is in hotel califonia in stock farm

  12. virgo
    August 10, 2012

    give me one good reason, why should a murderer walk the street? when we don’t do what GOD, says i believed most of these lawyers will end up in hell. There is a judge who will judge, all of us one day i wonder if these people, don’t have a conscience.

  13. hmm
    August 10, 2012

    how the hell can any person be granted bail for a murder charge?! What is really going on in this place boy? The only thing this judicial system has ensured us is that there is no justice and every man should learn to fend for himself.

  14. YUP!
    August 10, 2012

    ALL I want to knwo is HOW thsoe DYERS sleeping in their bed?!
    You know ONCE you reoffend on Bail is NO Bail for you….He should not have Even been on Bail in the FIRSt place because he confessed to the Murder….and as for Jospeh….humph…

    • shocked
      August 10, 2012

      It is not that I support wrong, but at the end of the day, a lawyer will defend his/her client. So while people say many things against the Dyers, they represent their clients exceptionally well. That’s what a lawyer does.

  15. realdominican
    August 10, 2012

    Who is this yannick? who are his parents? that name sound mighty familiar

    • Roseau
      August 11, 2012

      Ronald Lander son.

  16. Bring Em Young Mormo
    August 9, 2012

    Argueing with a sitting magistrate in his or her court is CONTEMPT of court and merits incarceration,Mrs Dyer should thank her lucky stars that Mrs George did not send her up to Stock Farm to cool her disrespectful heels.There is a precedent to that GON Emanuel once had Senior consul locked up for showing contempt to the court.

  17. tie toe
    August 9, 2012

    dominica is land of freedom to all murderers,rapest,thieves and all other offenders .and our lawyers only care about money .one day .yes one day god is going to judge them accordinley

  18. firstlady
    August 9, 2012

    NO BAIL u are in charge George u run the courts as u see fit he is high risk to the public. Tell Dyer take these criminials with her to BBdos and stop getting rich on these hoodlums destroying the country No BAIL

  19. just born
    August 9, 2012

    Bad Boy,Bad Boy, what u gonna do when they come for u.

  20. Just Thinking
    August 9, 2012

    I can’t read this and not be troubled. This is the country that I’m repping? The land of my birth? What happened to us Dominica? Our justice system is crying, murders getting bail and the lawyers more criminal than the murders comparing one murderer to another. Where is the justice in my land?
    I can not read this and be in peace.

    • Justice and Truth
      August 9, 2012

      @ Just Thinking

      I endorse what you stated. The Attorney should not have made such a statement and also compared one case to another. As serious as it is, it is so petty an argument on the part of the Attorney. Surely, for one of her caliber, she should have risen higher above that.

      • Yoga
        August 10, 2012

        You are right that this was a petty argument. Sadly, I have witnessed other petty arguments submitted by the lawyer in question. You can imagine my surprise when they succeeded.

        What we need in our justice system is lawyers who are willing to raise their standards and advocate intelligently.

    • concerned
      August 10, 2012

      Trust me my friend justice has been been removed from Dominica. The entire judicial system needs to be examined. Too many criminals are getting away with crimes in Dominica. Just like in the days of old when Abels blood cried out from the ground after he was murdered by Cain that’s exactly whats happening in Dominica today. There are so many young people whose lives have been cut short by senseless murders and their decayed bodies are crying out for justice but none can be found. The families of these victims are constantly screaming for some justice but yet none. Can you believe that murderers are given ten ,fifteen years of jail time for killing someone else? a sentence that is sometimes reduced to seven or eight years on some technicality..They call it good behavior. Where was the good behavior before the murder was committed? Dominicans please wake up and place pressure on the courts.Let them know that enough is enough and the we want our tranquility back. We want NATURE ISLE BACK. The judicial system has failed us as a people and if we cant depend on the court system ,who can we turn to .Dominicans lets all unite together to help eradicate this evil that has plagued our land. Our young men are vanishing before our eyes falling prey to senseless murderers. We need help. We need GOD.. ..

  21. CAH-C-BRUCE
    August 9, 2012

    No bail for . He was afforded one opportunity and what die he do? Proceed to engage in destructive and dangerous behavior. Let him sit up in Stockee for the rest of his miserable life.
    Dwayne did not deserve the fate that he suffered at the hand .

    • tellme
      August 10, 2012

      no Duane didn’t deserve it…There will be justice for his death in Jesus name!

  22. tie toe
    August 9, 2012

    disrespect.disrespect.disrespect.

  23. The truth
    August 9, 2012

    The thing is dyer too rude to talk back to a judge. Such is the mess and lack of power and respect in our justice system. Put that to a side however and she has a point! I would like to think that case law would certainly secure bail for my client if another person in exactly the same position got bail. Especially when they was on CCTV for the world to see. Lack of consistency in the justice system is a huge flaw. I know the judge talking about high court give bail, but if they were consistent then all that wouldn’t happen. They need to seriously release the guys they have in prison for those two little marijuana joints and send all these little filthy killers in to rot. Just don’t give them bail. I don’t mind paying the tax money to feed them if I know I can go to a jam and free up with no worry.

    • August 10, 2012

      well she meet her match she feels she above the law but no one is above the law

      • Tom
        August 10, 2012

        for a 100 grand minimum or whatever it is she has to try eh….

    • roseau massive
      August 11, 2012

      for a little weed , they taking life in prison, cannot understand that…in d/ca alone that happening, FREE UP THE MARIJUANA MAN AND RELEASE THEM AND LEAVE THE RAPEST, KILLERS , AND VOLEH IN PRISON…

  24. (.) (.)
    August 9, 2012

    Why should there even be bail for people who kill? Somebody murders another person, that person should be thrown in jail and remain there for the rest of his/her life. These lawyers and their clients are just sending out the message that life is worthless. GO AHEAD AND KILL AND WE WILL GRANT YOU BAIL

    • heart
      August 10, 2012

      Okay. You are correct up to a certain point. If a person tries to rob,rape or hurt another and he/she is given a fatal blow,should he/she be sent to jail? It may be called manslaughter, people will argue self defense but, the person still died. So should the individual be sent to jail? Each case should be assessed on it’s own merit. Not all murder equals no bail. Any human can become a murderer.

  25. الجهاد
    August 9, 2012

    People must learn wisdom from the end of those who purposefully continue to do mischief in the land. Look at the end result of monga and people like him.

    Yannick Lander it seems to me you have people who condone this rubbish and dyer has the audacity to clash on her job with the magistrate for this ?

    Please put Yannick in prison because he is a danger to himself and the society at large.

    • Justice and Truth
      August 9, 2012

      She should have been charged for contempt of Court and speaking in such a manner to the Magistrate. She is rude and disrespectful.

      • shocked
        August 10, 2012

        How does this classify as contempt of court? That is within a lawyers right to challenge and compare a ruling. The Magistrate then did right to stand her ground, but the lawyer is not rude or out of place. The law provides her that platform. Mrs. Dyer is aggressive but she is still not as ruthless as some other Caribbean lawyers like some of those in Trinidad who at times leave magistrates speechless.

  26. G
    August 9, 2012

    Dyer doesn’t really believe as an attorney that this evil kid deserves bail. For Dyer this is all about reputation. It is somewhat impossible for a sensible attorney to really feel that a client on bail for murder, committed another crime of that magnitude and should be granted bail again. Bail is technically a waiting period but it is also a period of probation, which this kid failed miserably. LEAVE HIM LOCKED UP…

    • Justice and Truth
      August 9, 2012

      @ G

      Being his attorney, she has an obligation to ask for bail and to appease her client. This is what they do but it is left to the magistrate/judge to grant it based under the circumstances of the case.

  27. Big-Bannan
    August 9, 2012

    I saw Lynn Agustine Jumping up in Caribana Last week, maybe you should get on the Canadian link boy.

    • August 9, 2012

      I came all the way Toronto for Caribana and I saw the girl enjoying herself, i could not believe, regardless of all the makeup she is applying to her face, that face is not difficult to recognize

      • Justice and Truth
        August 9, 2012

        @ St. Thomas

        Unless she has a face lift. :lol: Thank God her children are in Heaven in the arms and protection of Our Lord Jesus Christ who loves the little children of the world. Know that His Most Sacred Heart was hurt at what their mother did to them; how many stab wounds that they got, those poor children. No more hardship and suffering for them. They are little angels in Heaven, happy as a lark and no doubt running around and playing with the other angels. O Happy Day for them forever.

    • Justice and Truth
      August 9, 2012

      @ Big-Bannan

      You missed an opportunity to report her to the Police who were on patrol during Caribana, informing them that she murdered her two babies – children and did not serve time in DA but was secretly allowed to leave for Canada. :lol:
      I heard that her father is a Pastor in Mississauga. This is where she lived after she left DA; don’t know if she is still residing there.
      There was some plot to sneak her out of DA. I am certain that it had absolutely nothing to do with the agreement of Canadian authorities. I believe that it was a concocted lie to appease DA nationals.
      If the Canadian authorities knew that she is a two-time murderer of her children, they would never have approved her return. She would have had to stand trial in DA unless (probably) she was deemed mentally ill and then she would immediately be sent to a mental home upon her return to Canada.
      One thing I will further inform you that her name is on the register of Children’s Aid. Should she have more children and ever need social welfare benefit, she may be denied it and the child (children) will be taken away from her because she murdered her first two children. This means that she is and will be an unfit mother and classified as such.
      I also understood that she had a child, her first and gave the child up for adoption. This is not a good record for her and that she is not a responsible mother. Frankly, I hope I never meet her but one never knows. As the saying, it is a small world.

      • August 10, 2012

        @ justice and Truth

        You posted sometimes last year that you would be contacting your MP in Canada, i would like to know what was the outcome, if any, also wondering if you were just belching bubbles,

        You knowing everything regarding her and her father in Canada you do have the opportunity to contact your MP and the Immigration official, not me a visitor, I came to Toronto to enjoy myself thank you

    • (.) (.)
      August 10, 2012

      Have you ever heard of KARMA? Sooner or later it’s gonna get back to her

  28. Observer
    August 9, 2012

    We need a Bail Act now. This will addres the issue of whp gets bail and how. As it stands now, the granting of bail is a very subjective matter dependent on who the magistrate is or what pursuasive arguments an attornwey can make at the trial for bail. A Bail Act will set he parameters that govern bail.

    On the issue of one person getting bail versus. It Yanniock was granted bail whilst on a murder charge. One of the bail condition is that he stay out of trouble. he did not stay out of trouble. His parents, even with all thier resources, could not keep him out of trouble. He broke the conditions for bail. Should the court ignore its own rules Mrs. Dyer. The other gentleman (Danny Joseph) who was granted bail on one matter, broke the his bail condition and found himslef in conflict with the law again and was granted bail on that second occasion is no argument (perhpas precedent) to grant bail to Lander or any other [person for that matter. In fact it should be a lesson to be learnt for advising whether bail is to be considered or not. A Bail Act should serve to eliminate all of Mrs. Dyers inconsideration for the victims of serious crimes. That having been said though, Mr. Yannick Lander is still innocent untill a competent jury of his own peers in a court of law, duly assigned to determine such have proven otherwise . But it is good that we still have magistrates who can stand their grounds against maurauding, seemingly insensitive attorneys.

    • August 9, 2012

      Agree 100000% those responsible to enact the bail act probably do not have the nuts,or they do not want to set themselves up for the future with their own hand, and maybe waiting to create a big scene as usual and claims of taking Dominica to the next Level. WE go see.

    • KG
      August 9, 2012

      Well said!!

  29. spicy
    August 9, 2012

    Just in case he get a not guilty verdict at least we know he spend some time in prison. Never know with our jury them, so thanks magistrate for doing the right thing.

  30. Hmmm?
    August 9, 2012

    Dominica must beonly country where a murder suspect is granted bail. Craziness.

  31. kinn
    August 9, 2012

    ORDER IN COURT!!!!!!!!!!

    :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

    HE GAS HE GAS STOP THE FIGHTING!!!!!!!

    • Anonymous
      August 9, 2012

      lol

  32. qstorm78
    August 9, 2012

    Dwayne is resting in peace.. Your troubles have just begun.

  33. tellme
    August 9, 2012

    Lock him up & throw away the key. Let justice prevail!

  34. Anonymous
    August 9, 2012

    The man is on bail for murder, and commits another serious crime why the hell should he be walking the streets, to commit another crime, he should not have been on bail for murder any way. :twisted:

    • Clown
      August 9, 2012

      I totally agree with your comment. The sad thing is that neither parent can control him, how sad. Parents be aware how much we spoil our kids. They need to be told early when they are wrong.

  35. Dominican
    August 9, 2012

    NO BAIL!That’s it.Jump high.Jump low.Dyer!

    • God Precious
      August 9, 2012

      I agree……

  36. August 9, 2012

    Finally something is happening in the courts system…..Ma Dyer think is she that running the court system… I support magistrate George 101%

  37. Smh
    August 9, 2012

    They really said that the system is going to tuffen up…first example ! Well Done Miss George!

    • August 9, 2012

      The magistrates have to buck up because Tyanie Behanzie is back and he’s in a better position to expose all of them lawyers and all the system must be cleaned up I am glad the magistrate stood firm

    • Justice and Truth
      August 9, 2012

      @ Smh

      …And you know why it will toughen up or is toughening up? It is because of people like you who raise objections to the leniency of the Courts and allowing attorneys bail for their clients who commit murders of all. Every one of you, keep on doing what you are obligated to do for your country and its safety. Speak up and write, in the interest of Dominica and nationals. Changes cannot be effected if every one does not do their part. If enough of you do so, eventually there will be a change in DA. God bless!

  38. 42 style
    August 9, 2012

    all i wanna know is what went wrong eh and when cuz i remember us hanging out, growing up and i would have never guess that it would come to that… i miss those kennedy avenue, pound days, just lazy in the windsor park playing football or going in the river in Sikwe and cook food…

    Yannick, what went wrong?

  39. MagwayDomnichen
    August 9, 2012

    Y is he in prison and not mental ward…he needs treatment

    • tellme
      August 9, 2012

      what hell mental ward…he doesn’t need any treatment…white powder isn’t a mental disease it’s an option! God isn’t a police…justice must and will be served…you too hypocrite!

    • Justice and Truth
      August 9, 2012

      You asked a sensible question. Why did they give you so many thumbs down? They misunderstood and misinterpreted your question.
      Reason is, he is sane and not a mental case. This guy has a bad mind and temper. He also needs to grow up and be matured, to learn to respect others and their precious life. He needs counseling and to take an anger management course.
      I hope he is regretting his actions.
      People who deny others their right to life should not have the right of freedom. They must be incarcerated unless it can be proven that they are rehabilitated and will never re-offend but this is not a surety.

  40. sam
    August 9, 2012

    lol

  41. positive
    August 9, 2012

    :-P

  42. FAIRNESS!!
    August 9, 2012

    This young guy has gone LOCO and should be kept under tight security.

    • tellme
      August 10, 2012

      LOCO; never cause i know for fact its pretend to be LOCO…he just wicked & bad mind…death penalty should be welcomed back in our law books just for him.

  43. bias dcans
    August 9, 2012

    Good job magistrate

  44. teena
    August 9, 2012

    Ma Dyer think she can scare everybody. Hold your own Judge Carrette George, i applaud you!!

  45. Anonymous
    August 9, 2012

    brothers deserve equal share

    • tellme
      August 10, 2012

      meaning he should be beaten like he did kyle and then murdered like he did Duane? If so i agree 110% ; if not then i disagree 120%

  46. bwa kwaieb
    August 9, 2012

    Great Job Magistrate. Finally someone in the Dominica Justice system with some brains!

    • stupes
      August 9, 2012

      Tell dem Dominicans fedup of their nonesense and they do not run the system, hope to hear about her being put in her place more often like this because they think they’re untouchable….

  47. Justice
    August 9, 2012

    Magistrate Candia George, we LOVE you. Keep this where they belong, in jail. How on earth can you be on bail for murder and have to guts to get yourself in more trouble with the law? Good job….

  48. Well done
    August 9, 2012

    Magistrate,stand in the name of the Lord she can’t do you no harm. You have everything it takes to do well and excellently well. Let Yannick feel what it is do be in the dungeon. Bravo Hurray Hurray

  49. Anonymous
    August 9, 2012

    You go Magistrate; show her that she does not scare you…lol

  50. WOW
    August 9, 2012

    Hold Strong Yannick! I’m praying for u!

    • Anonymous
      August 9, 2012

      let justice privaile

    • trolol
      August 9, 2012

      Dang 0 likes… :lol:

    • Anonymous
      August 9, 2012

      you had better pray hard we!! Yannick needs to be a taxpayer and contribute positively to society

      Yannick is human after all

      • Clown
        August 9, 2012

        A human being who chose to take another human being life and cover the body, who knows what would have happened if the Police did not show up the time they did. I was in court recently and You must see Yannick’s vicious face in Court, he needs to be locked up. THis must be very painful for the Prison Officer who sees him daily. Hold strong man, Yannick has to pay for his actions

      • virgo
        August 10, 2012

        Exactly! he should pray, for himself first GOD, is listening.

    • kinn
      August 9, 2012

      Why thumbs down people?? The guy needs prayer to change his ways….

    • tellme
      August 13, 2012

      You too ‘may-shas-stay’! You want him free but when he tackles you don’t sing a different song! Remember the thief bit out his mother’s ear when they were going to hang him because she never let him know when he did wrong and she never disciplined him when she should have. ‘see ee par nee see-too-weh ee par nee vor-leh’.

  51. Ileen
    August 9, 2012

    Why do they want to bail Yanick. Is his parents capable of having a hold on him.

    • sad
      August 9, 2012

      no his parents are not capable of having any hold on him and this boy resides a stone throw away from the family of the boy he murdered and the one he just attempted to murder why would they want him out on bail. His parents may not admit it but they sleep better at nights with him in prison

      • tellme
        August 10, 2012

        I couldn’t have said it better…this guy has tortured almost all of his neighbours so I believe that the entire neighbourhood, not just his parents, sleeps better with him in prison!

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