UPDATE: Guilty!!

Crowd outside the courthouse after the verdict was delivered

It took a nine member jury of seven women and two men a little under four hours to return a unanimous guilty of murder verdict on Herbert Xavier, Loretta Xavier and Manuel Williams of Soufriere for the September 24, 2010 murder of their brother Harrison Williams.

After the verdict was announced to a packed courtroom, lots of shouting  and crying could be heard as the convicted murderers were led away to return on March 23, 2012 for sentencing.

On the final day of the trial (day five), Justice Brian Cottle explained to the jury in his summation that they were obligated to accept the issues of the law from him but they were the “sole judges of the facts.”

He warned them that during their deliberations they had to ensure that they were satisfied beyond reasonable doubt that the prosecution had proven its case, if their decision was to convict the three.

“Disregard anything that you may have seen, heard or read anywhere besides the four walls of this courtroom, the facts are what you choose to believe,” he said.
Justice Cottle went on to tell the jury that different people see and hear things differently and so there will be discrepancies in some of the evidence.

“You are to decide if what you hear is minor, you are to apply your collective common sense, look at the evidence fairly and squarely with no sympathy for anyone,” Justice Cottle stated.

He warned them that “in the courtroom, there is no room for gossip and/or rumour.”

The Judge then went on to tell the jury that the case for the prosecution, was that the three persons acted together and committed the act.

“Look at the case of each accused person to see if they took part in the act, if so they are guilty….if not they are not guilty, you must be sure if you have any doubt then you must find them not guilty,” he advised.

In detail, the judge went through the evidence of Jacqueline Williams (wife of the deceased) and Hershema Williams (daughter of the deceased) and asked them to carefully consider what they had to say.

Hershema and Jacqueline were eye witnesses to the crime as they were with the deceased who had taken his family out that fateful night on a “family outing.”

The Judge also went through the evidence of Dr. King who pronounced Harrison dead and the pathologist who performed the post-mortem.

He reminded the jury that the pathologist’s findings was “multiple trauma to head” and also of the fractured ribs and other injuries sustained by the deceased.

“Look at the injuries that the deceased sustained, the pathologist report and finding is very important to you since Herbert said he struck the deceased once,” the Judge said.

In touching on the unsworn statements given by the three accused  from the prisoners dock, the Judge told the jury that while they must pay close attention to it, they must remember that, “it was not tested by cross examination.”

He asked the jury to weigh the version of what Herbert said and the injury sustained by the deceased as well as the findings of the pathologist.

“Herbert is raising a defense of self defense….are you satisfied that he was acting in self defense based on what he says…if yes, then you must return a verdict of not guilty.

If in doubt, your verdict must be not guilty, you have to be sure. You must be sure before you can convict,” the judge said.

He went on to explain to the jury, that a person under attack is allowed to use “reasonable force to defend him/her.”

However, he stated that the prosecution is saying that the force used by Herbert was “unreasonable and he was not acting in self defense.” he stated before asking the jury to retire.

After the verdict hundreds packed the court area to get a glimpse of the convicted murderers being led away.

The two women covered their faces while their brother Herbert bowed his head.

“We are happy with the decision, they are guilty and we now await the sentencing”, chanted  members of the public who were on hand to celebrate the verdict.

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159 Comments

  1. rasta4life
    March 12, 2012

    DOMINICA HAVE SOME UGLY PEOPLE BWOY

  2. 1979 eTErNAL
    March 12, 2012

    AM I MY BROTHERS KEEPER????

  3. jane
    March 11, 2012

    thats a cain and abel story man what jealousie can do your own brother who am i

  4. Nahtty
    March 11, 2012

    I believe the jury did a phenomenal Job. Given the merits in this case a verdict of guilty had to be handed down to all three. The jury did its job. All members can retire comfortably knowing they exercised good faith. It is nouw left to the judge to apply the fullest extent of the law, which God has given us to govern us and maintain order on this earth. The punishment needs to fit the crime for lessons to be learnt and justice to be served. I will stop at this juncture pending the judges’ ruling on March 23. As in all things God is in the details. This will indeed be a ruling worth paying attention to. This hopefully will complete this best seller. Mayhaps finally the deceased will rest in peace and the aggreived can move on with hope for the future.

  5. March 11, 2012

    LIFE!!

  6. fedup
    March 11, 2012

    because Cain killed Abel everyone just figure they can kill their own blood and get away with it- but they forgot one thing; what men don’t see God does and he is and will always be the Judge ruler of heaven and earth. Why would you kill your brother, why. i will never understand it. now i hope they aint guna get a slap on the risk for this. if this is a muder 1 charge they had better give them the maximum sentence- let them feel it up at stockfarm-let them watch the world from behind bars.

  7. patriot
    March 10, 2012

    HEY, THEM MAKE UP LIES FLIES TO FOOL DE SYSTEM

    TO DE LABAS RESORT

    PUT ALL THREE OF THEM IN DE SAME CELL

  8. Divaaa
    March 10, 2012

    Lock them up and throw the keys in the far away in the sea, they dont deserve no pity, for beating there brother to death this is unbelievable. I feel no pity for the 3 Monsters burn in Hell I hope they get what they deserves in Prison!

  9. Country
    March 10, 2012

    I agree it is a very sad day. I don’t understand the crowd outside the court? Dominicans watch people in court like it’s carnival they are going to. Go home and say your prayers or better yet go do some work. I am sure there is dasheen to weed and brush to cut. After all man. People are crying poor but it’s only well fat people I see in these photo’s!

  10. may
    March 10, 2012

    Just lending support to Look it.

  11. OMG
    March 10, 2012

    how do they get the courage to kill their own blood? i just dont get it.

    • Fair and Balance
      March 11, 2012

      Way back then, “Cain killed his brother Abel”. It`s easy for anyone to commit a crime like murder, we have that sinful nature within us. When We put on the robe of rightousness,and allow God to take control of ourlives only then change can take place.

  12. true dominican
    March 10, 2012

    alas SAT can disect one news item wee boy.by the time they give you the full story its stale news.they give you a little peice on friday night and the rest next week.till around wednesday we will get the end of that news.weh.

    • March 11, 2012

      haha… so admin let that one go through… if it was a compliment probably it would have been edited hhmmm… i remember mentioning a the most read newspaper in dominica.. on a comment and the admin at the time edited it out…

  13. SHL
    March 10, 2012

    SHAME SHAME ON THEM GOD MADE US A FAMILY,WE SHOULD LOVE ONE ANOTHER WE SHOULD FORGIVE ONE ANOTHER WE WORK TOGETHER WE PLAY TOGETHER WE WORSHIP TOGEHTER TOGHER WE USE GOD’S WORD TOGETHER WE GROW IN CHRIST SOME SOUFIRERE PEOPLE DONT ACT WITH LOVE WE MUST SPEAK THE TRUTH

  14. Nm
    March 10, 2012

    Just a note: its Manuella NOT Manuel as stated in the story.

  15. Dominican to the bon
    March 10, 2012

    Thank God justice was served.. I just pray that the the widow get some relief from the verdict.. And that her new boyfriend stand by her side and continue to comfort her… :)

    • March 10, 2012

      she have new boyfriend already?

      • opinion
        March 10, 2012

        Is dert…she have bf already?

      • Anonymous
        March 11, 2012

        Even though she do not have one now, she is surely going to find her self a help mate

      • Anonymous
        March 11, 2012

        no she waiting on you

      • Fair and Balance
        March 11, 2012

        lol, I`m asking myself the same question.

    • shl
      March 11, 2012

      is ur business she have boyfriend but not the wife that kill ehniway if it was u now what people will say give the poor lady a chance she deserve some goood spirits in her life, :wink: she need to feed her children alu to wicked in that world not all leave the boyfriend out of it he was not in the pic
      when they kill her husband alu u to dirty i thin some one in the lady villages tha send tha :oops: :oops: :oops: 8-O

  16. One Love
    March 10, 2012

    8-O It was RIDICULOUS to allow 7 women on that jury : women too jealous of other women to give the accused women a break.
    MEN HAVE MORE COMPASSION

  17. icepop
    March 10, 2012

    boss, that tight, even if they get lifetime,, them pple lost their father, husband, brother and family. No matter how long they stay inside,, somebody will always be hurting.. The point is,, this should never happen.

    • opinion
      March 10, 2012

      but look they say she have boyfriend to comfort her….

  18. Want to know
    March 10, 2012

    Now that this case has been finalized its time the system get up to date with the outstanding matters. Families need closure and justice just like those of Harrison. U know how long a fella stangled his so called friend, and up to this moment this matter is pending while this man walks around like a free bird. A mag way sah! God is not a police! He is a God of justice! We can try all kinda of cocomakak to stall the process but wait and see. The sleeping monster will rise and woe to those in the way. In the mean time GOdnis fighting for the victims. And it is terrible thing to fall in the hands of the LIving God

  19. Satiefied
    March 10, 2012

    Hob well done judge and jury, finally his family can have a peace of mind, R.I.P Harrisson you are greatly missed but justice was served, so rest in peace………God you are good…

  20. TT
    March 10, 2012

    JUSTICE HAS PREVAILED AND SEEMLY SO IT APPERAR THAT THE COURT SYSTEM IN DOMINICA IS BEING TO WORK AGAIN. WELL THE DPP AND THE DPF, YOU MADE ME PROUD. DM LETS THINK ABOUT THIS FOR A WHILE. I KNOW THAT FAMILY PRETTY WELL, I REALLY DON’T THINK THEY KNOW WHAT THEY DID, AT THE TIME THEY COULD HAVE BEEN A MENTAL CASE. THE VERDICT WILL NOT BRING BACK HARRISON. JACQLINE I AM SO SORRY FOR YOUR LOST. NOW IS TIME FOR THE COMMUNITY AND FAMILY TO HEAL. IT IS MY HOPE THAT THAT MANUELLA , HERBERT AND LUARETTA GET REUNITTED WITH THER KIDS BEFORE THEY DIE. MY PRAYERS ARE WITH ALL OF YOU. IT IS A SAD DAY FOR THE FAMILY.

    BT

  21. Mango-Bab
    March 10, 2012

    Remember how one of the 2 ladies was waving (like a bigtime clebrity) when the 3 were first taken to Low Court?

  22. Anonymous
    March 10, 2012

    all u from soufiere?

  23. Dominique
    March 9, 2012

    Slightly poorly written article. It paraphrases lots of info said in court but failed to give a summary of the original events that led to this verdict. It would have helped especially those not familiar with the case or reading the story for the first time. FYI next time always state initial story/event as it gives the more substance.

    • chinesenushi
      March 12, 2012

      Didn’t you see it said ‘Update?’ It means therefore that the original story was posted and reposted.

  24. March 9, 2012

    I would like extend my deepest condolency to the wife and children of the decease. It almost happened to my wife and I when both of us were attacked by in-law on our premises. i was apprehended by the police for day in the cell and left my wife at home alone for the tyrants to accomolished their mission I praised Alah that nothing did not happen to her whilst everybody want to go to heaven, I would ask to go to hell. I believe this terrorist that kill their brother should not be hang or jail but should be sold as spare parts and the monies should be given to his wife and offsprings to maintain themselves for life: prices as follows one kidney $1M, heart $2M, eye 1/4M and make the balance of the calculation of the rest of the body parts

    • sicoline
      March 10, 2012

      the temple of the lord is not for sale… and if it we not even the richest man with all his wealth could afford it.

      • sicoline
        March 10, 2012

        if it were

  25. Jacqueline
    March 9, 2012

    Yes Harrison you can finally rest in peace!

    • shl
      March 11, 2012

      alu u want to put it on bf but the children want to attract the wife and her children :) for jesus christ leave the wife alone she have enough on her account she deserve peace and love :-| alu plp to wicked the accused plp need to speak the truth and the plp on the outside need to put peace not hatred :wink:

  26. FIL
    March 9, 2012

    I REALLY FEEL BAD FOR FAMILY. THEY DID THE CRIME
    SO THEY SHOULD DO THE TIME.

  27. olive oil
    March 9, 2012

    See Nola front and center…..lolololololololols DA doesn’t change

  28. D/ca
    March 9, 2012

    Good, praise the Lord!!!

  29. Fair and Balance
    March 9, 2012

    Its sad to see so many rejoicing over an incident that has torn a family apart. One is dead, three are going to prison and there are chilren left behind who are suffering.Common people ,the same way we expect God to forgive us for the hidious things we do,we should be praying for the healing of this family . Ask yourselves what would Jesus do,defintely he would not act the same way.Jesus came to save every sinner not condemn.

  30. Great!!
    March 9, 2012

    Now they need sentencing that can just break their wrists – no slap on the wrist for those three.

  31. ann
    March 9, 2012

    I tell you,you see this life we living? We just have to pray because i tell you innocent as i am,i could find myself in prison easily.

    I had a baby in 2009,i love my baby everything, certain times when the child crying,i used to feel to boss him down outside! Next minute i in love with him again,thank God that come to pass

    I tell all you the devil is busy and we need to pray alot or else………. all of us are capable of going prison,i’m telling you.We are all sinners,we need to pray alot

    • chinesenushi
      March 12, 2012

      well yeah because I already done decide I taking a jail anytime for my little girl. Just let one paedophile touch her and they’ll know what time of day it is.

  32. BIG
    March 9, 2012

    Well it is a family-affair but justice had to be done any way.

  33. March 9, 2012

    They must have been really jealous because that is unbelievable. Is a whole family that hurting. My brothers and sister i love u guys that is why whenever we have problems wit each other and our blood start blowin we walk away. Sad sad sad how is de mother and father taking this thing. One child died three in prison. God guidance to the entire family.

  34. woe
    March 9, 2012

    Are the parents of these children alive? Man,that is a sad watch! one dead,the other three in prison?

    Jah,we making children and we doe know what they going to do eh, we can only pray. How can i kill my brother? Jah! That is hatread wi pal! my God! Forgive them for they know not what they have done!

  35. beautiful disaster
    March 9, 2012

    the right verdict was reached, but feel so sorry for their daughters who were outside the court today, my heart really go out to them

  36. guilty
    March 9, 2012

    It’s just a sad day in the community…. Harrison got justice – may his soul rest in peace!! But is there anything to rejoice? there is really no victory…. harrison is dead – his children without a father….. the three sibblings convicted of murder and maybe get over 15 years in prison…. they too have children… it’s just a sad day!!

  37. bea
    March 9, 2012

    im so happy yes justice wicked

  38. neddia
    March 9, 2012

    i hope these people get the maximum punishment for murder..they should not be walking the streets any time from now. RIP Harrison Williams. to the widow Be strong and have faith. One day u will be reunited with him.

    • Bwete Desorde jr
      March 9, 2012

      Did you say maximum punishment? I don’t know what you mean.My idea of maximum punishment is the DEATH PENALTY.What is preventing us(Dominica)from revisiting the death penalty? My question for all members of the various political parties isthis.What are your views on reinstating the death penalty in Dominica? I Am putting the same question to the heads of the various churches, the national council of women,the DAIC, Empoloyers federation and all other interested parties.

  39. MAY
    March 9, 2012

    JUSTICE IS SERVED FOR YOUR CHILDREN. LOOK OVER
    YOU KIDS. RIP. HARRISON JUDGE AND JURY JOB WELL
    DONE. OTHERS WILL LEARN A LESSON BECAUSE TOO MNAY
    KILLINGS IN THE PLACE.

  40. vanassa
    March 9, 2012

    to the harisson family,God have perfect timing;never early never late.It take a little patience and it take a lot of faith.But it worth the wait

  41. labour power
    March 9, 2012

    think twice before you ALL DO THOSE KINDA THINGS …….:(

  42. labour power
    March 9, 2012

    to all the dominican’s you all must think twice before all you do those kinda things to ur friends and family :( :cry: 8-O ……………..that is apsolutly nonsence :(

  43. Chev
    March 9, 2012

    IM NOT DOMINICAN BUT SOMEONE DIRECTED MY ATTENTION TO THIS…WHY DID THEY DO THIS EVIL THING?? WHAT HAPPENED?

  44. Harrison's friend
    March 9, 2012

    Well done Prosecutor and his team. Continue to rest in eternal peace my friend. I will always remember you Harrison.

  45. firstlady
    March 9, 2012

    job well done to the jury/judical court of dominica too many criminals are walking free and thats what making dominica a port for so many killing that will teach others behind y court mean business Job well done again .
    no sympathy for these cold bloody killers!should rotte in jail& hard labor

  46. sicoline
    March 9, 2012

    to the accused three siblings, i hope you look deep into yourselves, examine your selves and seek God’s face and grace and pray that you get the courage to bear whatever that life pours out before you today. to the family of the deceased, i hope that you too seek God’s face and grace. it is not easy losing a loved one especially a father. and to all you Dominicans putting negative comments on DNO, you should be ashamed of yourselves. the only one who knows the hearts of the accused ones are thee and God. you too need to put your acts together and show better examples rather than posting negative comments. Remember we all have flesh and blood so it can happen to us even when we turn out to be innocent and the public sees it as different.

    • ?????????????
      March 9, 2012

      Yes indeed I agree with your comments. Dislike if you like all you negtive persons. This is very sad and I repeat that no family would ever want and should never have to experience such things. This Family is a very big Family and there are a lot of children hurting – deceased man and also accused sisters/Brothers. The deceased was also their loving Uncle. Can you step into their shoes for a while. Woy! you don’t want to stay there. Step in the Aunties shoes for a second! You out just bfore you step in. You do not want to be there as well. The Aunts are also aunts to the deceased and the accused. It is indeed sad .. yes I say sad! To the accused, please seek the Lord and whatever happened that fateful night be repentant and ask God for forgiveness. He is not like us mortal. He will defnitely forgive you. Peoples as Sicoline has rightly said .. watch what you say. If anyone is without sin.. throw the first stone. We have all sinned and come short of the Glory. There are a lot of people hurting – wife, children, bros, sis, nephews, neices, aunts, uncles, grandparents because of what happenned in September, 2010 and what happened today – guilty verdict. It is the same people who are affected bu Harison’s death and what happened today. So be sensitive and encourage them. Encouragement can be for the wife, family and even the accused. Yes I say the accused. Yes they have to be reminded that God is the one who heals and saves and they can turn to him and be repentant.

      God loves all of us , not some, even them too. It was not very nice to jeer them as they were led to the Prison. Who knows when we will walk that road. Never say never since we all have children and family. They should accept and move on with their lives motivated by God not you or I since we are all mortal and some of us can be very destructive as we have witnessed today.

      • Anonymous
        March 9, 2012

        are you one of the children? when they plan to do this i am sure God told them no and made a way for them tho get out of it. they made a choice and the must face the consequence

      • May 29, 2012

        thats true but they need to pay for there crimes the dont need to die but they need to serve there time for what happend

  47. Anonymous
    March 9, 2012

    Manuella says she loved her brother. She was even crying. She said she did not beat him. Well if you loved your brother so much why didn’t you go and help him? Why didn’t you try to stop your siblings from beating him

    • ?????????????
      March 9, 2012

      God is the only who knows and sees everything that night. We should stop talking like we were there. As we know, there were no other witnesses except Family members. Let everyone move on and leave the rest to Almighty Father.

      • Anonymous
        March 9, 2012

        would you like some-one to kill your brother like this and get away with it, but the bible also say the law of the land we should respect it,and the land had make their decision jail them

    • very sad
      March 9, 2012

      she did cry out for help for her brother. were you there?

    • friend of harrison
      March 9, 2012

      exactly she so LOVE him y not go and help him or tell d others stop.
      SHAME!!!! :cry:

  48. Mary
    March 9, 2012

    Alas, justice was served. They deserve the death sentence. They will forever have their brother’s blood in their hands. Shame!!

  49. unknow
    March 9, 2012

    thank u jesus, pray is stronger than we know …..

  50. Anonymous
    March 9, 2012

    Alas, justice is served. They should get the death sentence. Does Dominica have death sentence?

  51. vanassa
    March 9, 2012

    when will they will be sentence to prison that is all that matter now

  52. true dominican
    March 9, 2012

    Best news I’ve gotten all day,hope they get enough time to fit the crime…..

  53. true dominican
    March 9, 2012

    Best news I’ve gotten all day,justice,hope the give enough time to fit the crime…..

  54. cylos
    March 9, 2012

    justice will prevail…i am so happy with the verdict…now all we need 2 hear is life in jail
    and hope they cant appeal

  55. truth
    March 9, 2012

    nuffff muders walking our street
    life in jail
    :)

  56. March 9, 2012

    I’m so excited …

  57. happy cat
    March 9, 2012

    It was about time dem Plp to dam wicked n like trouble …I’m so excited ..sorry Manuela but I’m rejoicing :-P :) :-D

    • guilty
      March 9, 2012

      excited about what? Yes justice was served….. but the kids are the broken pieces….its just a bitter sweet moment

  58. Anonymous
    March 9, 2012

    you make the crime then serve the time.good jurtice :mrgreen: :twisted:

  59. Anonymous
    March 9, 2012

    dont worry they will never get life in jail…i wish they just give them 2 years

    • GOM
      March 9, 2012

      May be you wanted to say 200 years, or 2 scores.. Jail them for ever and ever. AMEN!
      Too much —- in this country.

    • shatta
      March 9, 2012

      now thats what u call a jackass

    • Peeping Tom
      March 9, 2012

      Why would you actually “wish” for a punishment like this that seems to insignificant for having taken someone else’s life?

      I can understand if you are trying to say that their lawyers will help get them off or the judge may not be harsh on them. However, you are not even saying this. You are “wishing” that the convicted get away with murder. Do you realize that this is what you are saying?

    • cutie
      March 9, 2012

      what you talking there nuh…. if u people cannot come on DNO and talk sense just shut the hell up!!!!!

      • cutie
        March 9, 2012

        that was for anonymous

    • worried
      March 10, 2012

      Were you involved too and no one knows?

    • Satiefied
      March 10, 2012

      Are you insane two years for killing, you are not alright………they took the life of their brother think of that…..

    • racrac
      March 10, 2012

      si e pas kni soutiweh,e pas kni voler

  60. I Die Nah
    March 9, 2012

    nice people dont live long…R.I.P Harrison… i remember one of those sisters was waving for marpin camera as if is queen show she was goin up for….wave now nah!!!

    • Justice
      March 9, 2012

      I like that one, wave now nar!!! foolish girl

    • sweety
      March 9, 2012

      I was saying the same thing today. She was waving like is queen she going up for. She looked like a fool that day and now she is a bigger fool. Sorttttttttttt.

  61. true dominican
    March 9, 2012

    now i hope the sentencing will be fitting.too many times people found guilty and they get a little slap on the wrist.

  62. Realist
    March 9, 2012

    Whilst it’s a truism that all who murder should face punishment, there seem to be something perplexing about this case. There are many other murder cases here, where the average citizen is indifferent yet in this case people all want necks. People you must be consistent, crime is crime, if you are so outraged about this particular crime then you ought to demand the same for all the other needless loss of lives, since at the end of the day the sufferings are the same. Cherry picking who get punished is pure hypocrisy, and a crime in itself

    The power is always with the people.The mere reason why many murder cases are treated lightly by the Dominican courts is because the justice system here know fully well that underneath, the citizens only care in certain instances and in others will just sit idly by.

  63. labour power
    March 9, 2012

    those people dat do dat there they must go in hell eh…………..your own brother u doing dat awa we 4 all u dominicans
    :cry: :twisted:

    • hmmm.
      March 9, 2012

      while it is true that we have no right to take a life, we must not wish hell for anybody as we would not want it for ourselves. there is a forgiving God above, the ruler of all so please allow him to have the final say. they are still Gods children and if you wish bad for God’s children it will fall back on you ten times or more…

    • friend of harrison
      March 9, 2012

      I MEAN COMMON ALLU FLESH AND BLOOD MAN HAV A HEART MAN
      THT SAD EH BOY

  64. take it or leave it
    March 9, 2012

    Oh Happy day Thank you Jesus Justice has been serve you are not sleeping my lord now Harrison will rest in total and eternal peace its all over, to Jacqueline and family hold tight and keep the faith

    • unknow
      March 9, 2012

      thanks :-D to u who ever you r ..

    • TD
      March 10, 2012

      i wish you people would hold your horses for a little while longer and stop shouting justice is served until MARCH 23,after the sentencing. i’m just hoping that their punishment will be fitting for that brutal crime on their own brother. just dont want to shout justice is served and next thing they get 10yrs. that would definitely NOT be justice being served. lets wait and see peeps. then we can shout JUSTICE IS SERVED!!!!!

  65. judy
    March 9, 2012

    what judge judy was on that case ..great verdict

  66. SMH
    March 9, 2012

    ALL BECAUSE OF JEALOUSLY…..” ITS BETTER FOR SOMEONE TO HATE YOU THAN BE JEALOUS OF YOU “……..

    • Malatete
      March 9, 2012

      Unfortunately they go often hand-in-hand. Not to mention their close compagnion “vorace” or greed.
      Envy is a poison that eats you up from the inside and takes the joy out of living! Harrison paid the ultimate price for being successful. We should all stop and think before we speak or act in haste. We have already mourned his demise and I hope that at some time we’ll also have the opportunity to celebrate his life, as an inspiration to all.

    • woe
      March 9, 2012

      same differnce! Same results in most cases

  67. TRUTH
    March 9, 2012

    The lawyer is the cause of the guilty verdict. When you are defending clients you have to do your best to punch holes in the prosecution case but becareful not to demonise the victims since you run the risk of of angering the jury. Remember the jury is who you want on your side. The lawyer should not call the littler girl liar and she should not have said the deceased should have past elsewhere on discovering that the road was block.

    • Malatete
      March 10, 2012

      Her tactics, trying to paint the prosecution witnesses as unreliable caused indignation and resentment. In fact, she damaged her case by doing so. Too clever by half my lady!

    • just my 2 cents
      March 10, 2012

      you believe thats why they found them guilty?plzzzz. the prosecution had a strong case. they had EVIDENCE plus witnesses. its a difficult case for defending lawyers when the evidence speaks loudly like in that case. the man said he struck him once. but the evidence showed otherwise.Justice Brian Cottle “reminded the jury that the pathologist’s findings was “multiple trauma to head” and also of the fractured ribs and other injuries sustained by the deceased.

      “Look at the injuries that the deceased sustained, the pathologist report and finding is very important to you since Herbert said he struck the deceased once,” the Judge said.
      so if he struck him once like he said must be that one or more people struck him after. maybe thats where the sisters came in,who knows? all we know is that the murders stories did not add up and so the jury had no choice but to convict them.

  68. larm may week
    March 9, 2012

    life timeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

  69. BIG
    March 9, 2012

    We have to accept the verdict. I hope they can work it out now.

    Rest in peace Harrison Williams.

    • Ghetto gyal
      March 9, 2012

      you must be mad work what out? that was brutal they need to hang now

      • hmmm.
        March 9, 2012

        and when they hang who is going to hang those that hang them? these people have children so think about the pressure that is going to fall on innocent lives, at least for the sake of the children be positive.

  70. IAmDominica☠
    March 9, 2012

    There are a lot of things I love♥
    But I really agree and love that verdict

  71. justice
    March 9, 2012

    YAYYYYYYYYYY finallyyyyyyyyy… life in jail.. life in jail..

  72. happy
    March 9, 2012

    you do the crime you make the time sorry, but that’s how it is!!!

  73. Anonymous
    March 9, 2012

    YES JUSTICE HAVE BEEN SERVED.

  74. justice was served
    March 9, 2012

    kudos to the justice system, finally the people of soufriere can breathe a sigh of relief

  75. Harrison true friend
    March 9, 2012

    Thank you Jesus Harrison has finally gotten Justice. REST IN PEACE MY BROTHER. Albert i am sorry you lost your brother now you are losing Three more siblings take solace in the LORD he will give u strength.
    Love u alwaz
    S-J

    • ?????????????
      March 9, 2012

      The siblings are not lost. They can repent and make a u turn and forgiving Father can give them favours. They should accept the verdict and give thanks and praise and they have time to serve him in spirit and in truth. Remember the repentant thief on the side of Jesus. He got forgiven the very same instance. They can ask for forgiveness and the Lord will forgive them not like me and you who keeps grudges.

      On another note , repentance is not only for Manuella, Loretta and Herbert. A lot of you have to repent for what comes from your mouth on DNO. For the mouth speaks comes from the heart.

      Also be careful what you wish for others. Use your mouth wisely. This thing that happenned in September, 2010 was no joke my bros and sis and we still have a big group of Family hurting so remember that when you comment. RIP Harrison and other Families who have feuds in their family, this should be a lesson. Let us love one another and be each others keeper not forgetting to pray. If we are relative and we see those evil things brewing, Nip it in the bud. The children of Harrison, please nuture them as this was real rough for them. They will never forget this. Other Aunts and Uncles shower them with love and please no one do not use them as pawns.

      Heavenly Father give the Family strength to rise from this ocasion to serve and to help to raise the young ones so affected icluding the children of Harrison. And negative people put down your hatred baton and help those young cousins so affected to break this feud curse and live in harmony. How good and pleasant it is for family to dwell together in harmony. Let all of them dwell together in harmony from this day onwards in the Name of your Son Jesus Christ.

      God bless this family! Thank you Father and let your holy spirit surroung them and bring to subjection any evil spirit in the Name of Jesus Christ.

  76. not me
    March 9, 2012

    if u happy 4 them like this

  77. 123
    March 9, 2012

    Murderer blood is on your shoulder, how does it feel to take the life of your brother?

    • One Day
      March 10, 2012

      i love dat!

  78. Justice
    March 9, 2012

    Well done jurors!!! They were indeed guilty.

  79. ME
    March 9, 2012

    Good work by the public prosecutor and his brilliant team! at least justice is served where it’s due this time around. Now the man’s wife and rest of family can breathe a sigh of relief!!

  80. Proudest Dominican
    March 9, 2012

    too wicked! blows to kill? awa man

  81. March 9, 2012

    jealousy can be the root of deep hatred….that is exactly what happened in this case. People be warned.

    • woe
      March 9, 2012

      if someone is jealous of their own brother?Who am i for them not to be jealous of? lord!

  82. daddy
    March 9, 2012

    GIVE THEM LIFETIME!!!

    • Anonymous
      March 9, 2012

      i argee send them lifetime. they kill de man . making his wife and children stay without him

  83. Astheworld turn
    March 9, 2012

    REJOICE REJOICE ALL OF U WHO FINNALLY WANT DAT JUSTICE .BUT REMEMBER WHO HAVE GLASS WINDOW SHOULD NOT THROW STONE. GOD IS WIT DEM

    • Justice
      March 9, 2012

      Hush your mouth!! the justice system is put in place for a reason, and seeing you’re a biblical person. Take example on the bible for there was a means of punishment there to.

  84. oj
    March 9, 2012

    what was there motive?

  85. papamet
    March 9, 2012

    i glad for them is kill they want to to kill they will put there ass in the cell doh

  86. BitterSweet
    March 9, 2012

    What a SHAME! what a SHAME! on the brother and Sisters, weather they wanted to kill humor not the fact is he is dead, and justice should prevail!!! if you do the crime you should pay the time.

  87. someone
    March 9, 2012

    sooooooooooohttps://dominicanewsonline.com/news/wp-includes/images/smilies/icon_biggrin.gifoooo long den justice has prevailed

  88. FEDUP
    March 9, 2012

    CAIN, ABELA AND BELLA, WHERE IS FAMILY LOVE? WHERE IS REASONING? WHERE IS FORGIVNESS? IS THAT WHAT ALL 3 WANTED. THINK HARD BEFORE ACTING, MY PEOPLE EXERCISE SELF-CONTROL

    • Peeping Tom
      March 9, 2012

      FEDUP: “THINK HARD BEFORE ACTING, MY PEOPLE EXERCISE SELF-CONTROL.”

      Well-said. I would have only said it in lower case letters instead. :mrgreen:

      Seriously…this incident could have involved any one of us. Sibling rivalry and other simmering issues that remain unsolved can lead to anger, which can lead to so many things.

      So, FEDUP, your caution is warranted.

      • FEDUP
        March 9, 2012

        at one point in life we all can lose it but stopping to think helps

  89. ms.thing
    March 9, 2012

    good justice is finally served

  90. unstoppable love
    March 9, 2012

    alas tears from my eyes people weaked eh sum people aven got no heart na i not gun kill my brothers them eh i love dem too much :( 8-O :cry: bot that touchin o.m.g

  91. Anonymous
    March 9, 2012

    YEEEEEEEEHOOOOO.THANK YOU JESUS

  92. Watching
    March 9, 2012

    Justice! The story of Cain and Abel was at play here.

  93. LIFE AFTER DEATH
    March 9, 2012

    YES YES YES…. JUSTICE!!!!! YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSS…. THE COURT NEEDS TO CONTINUE TO GIVE THE RIGHT JUSTICE THAT IS DUE TO CRIMINALS

  94. me
    March 9, 2012

    finally justice in this country…. i pray this gives some form of solace to the wife and children of the deceased

  95. March 9, 2012

    Thank you Jesus!
    Harrison wil rest in peace!
    Loretta i hope u change for the better!

  96. the girl
    March 9, 2012

    it good 4 them

  97. true dominican
    March 9, 2012

    i agree with that verdict.

  98. put them straight
    March 9, 2012

    Good for them!!!!!Justice is served for once in this country!

  99. yes i
    March 9, 2012

    yes they are guilty glad justice is serve but they gonna get fat on my tax money.

    • Watching
      March 9, 2012

      Is best they eat our tax money than they roaming the streets and tormenting the wife of the deceased and the daughter.

      • April 1, 2012

        is true, let them eat our tax money.the person that say 2year joking man.death we, somebody life they take, kids and wife hungry and lonily out there. will an eye for an eye, hang them,just them.

    • Melting Pot
      March 9, 2012

      lol

  100. Nature's Market
    March 9, 2012

    did they really think they would get off from this ?? …

    • Anonymous
      March 9, 2012

      Yes they did…… seriously smh

  101. Dominican Abroad
    March 9, 2012

    Finally a guity verdict in Dominica!

    • Look It
      March 9, 2012

      If only they could also apply common sense to cases involving wealthy politicians. :(

      • blomdir
        March 9, 2012

        Where that comingin nor? Stupes

      • may
        March 10, 2012

        Amen to that !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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