Four men charged with murder of Campbell man

David Esprit

Investigations carried out by the police have resulted in four men being arrested and charged with the murder of 58-year-old David Aires Esprit of Campbell.

Acting Superintendent of Police, Leana Edwards reported that Brad Alexander, Vanty Lestrade Alexander and Kendel Toussaint of Campbell, along with Akim Jno Lewis of Mahaut, were jointly charged with the offense of murder on March 18, 2022.

On March 10, 2022, the body of Esprit was found in an advanced stage of decomposition in Layou Valley in an area known as York Valley.

Esprit was reported missing by his family to the police on February 27, 2022, and about a week later, his vehicle was found in a precipice in a remote area in the heights of Layou Park.

Days later, his body was discovered in a ditch about 10 feet off the public road in York Valley.

“On behalf of the Chief of Police and the Commonwealth of Dominica Police Force (CDPF), I would like to express deepest gratitude to the general public for the tremendous support and assistance received during the investigation process. Your assistance signifies that a community policy initiative is working. Thank you, we deeply appreciate your assistance,” Acting Superintendent Edwards stated.

The four men will appear before a Roseau Magistrate March 21, 2022, where the charge of murder will be read to them.

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11 Comments

  1. BMB
    March 22, 2022

    The crime was a heinous one, the police did well, but sadly as we have seen on many occasions, the judicial system fails us. All four of the accused will be out on bail by the end of April, 2022. Just surrender your passport and go and chill. This case will fade into distant memory and seven or so years from now we’ll here of a ‘slap on the wrist’ conviction. :(

  2. Chain Em
    March 21, 2022

    “Life without the possibility of parole” is more than enough time for criminals to plan an escape by any means possible; including bribery and political connections. There should be something else done to these kind of “people” to slow down their physical mobility and prevent them from being able to function normally. These Peegs will be fed daily and sleeping peacefully. While decent citizens continue to struggle just to meet their basic everyday needs. Something isn’t right with this British Law. These criminals should be handed over to the victim’s family in chains from head to foot. A “Democratic” system is riddled with flaws. It’s possible that this legal system was instituted by criminals, too. Leaving some leeway for their corrupt friends.

  3. concerned citizen
    March 21, 2022

    They don’t want to work hard for their money but steal for it eh. Justice must prevail.
    Shame on them. The man didn’t deserve to die this way. This was a hard working man.

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  4. Ibo France
    March 21, 2022

    What is really wrong with our justice system is the slow pace of justice. The wheels of justice in Dominica turns at snail pace. We need swift but fair trials.

    Four or five years might elapse before this particular case comes to resolution. It’s grossly unfair for the family of the victim to suffer through this unnecessary length of time. Delayed justice is injustice.

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  5. Ibo France
    March 21, 2022

    I hope the right suspects are in custody. If these men are found guilty there should be no leniency shown to them.Life without any chance of parole should be their fate.

    In the not too distance past, a murder would have sent shockwaves throughout the country. Many people would have been traumatised. Now, because of the frequency of homicides, the citizens and residents are becoming desensitized to murders. One murder is too many. All hands should be onboard to collectively try and stamp out this scourge.

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  6. March 20, 2022

    Read it for them.and hope nobody do bail them.hope theire mother shame.all you will paid for mi uncle life all you take for his money.

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  7. March 20, 2022

    May his soul Rest In Peace.. alas the people of the beautiful community of Campbell can sleep better now.. respect to the Dca police for not giving up ..the people of Campbell want to say thank you for investigation well done

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  8. D/can to d bone
    March 20, 2022

    Wow! This is great work guys. I thought this investigation would just disappear in thin air. Wow codos, now give them what they deserve. The Family is hurting. Make an example of the, the law is too slack that is why they think it’s ok to take people’s life. Smh. Stop waiting till one of your own is murdered to bring back hanging..they will think twice with their intention…I am so tired of people just taking each other’s lives becuz of what they have or whatever reason.

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  9. Bwa-Banday
    March 20, 2022

    The No Law, No Constitution effect has permeated the nation. White color crimes have festered, alleged establishing of diplomatic relations for dollars with a pariah state is hot off the press etc, etc with no action from law enforcement. However they seems to have made some progress on this one.

    Poor Ma Dominique just there taking blows like crazy but still we love our PM. Until a “Ukranian” inspired boozii brigade hit the streets day and night with no pause until the objective are achieved we will remain in this troubled twilight zone.

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    • Ibo France
      March 21, 2022

      Bwa-Banday, ‘a living twilight zone’ you’ve called it? Dominica is a living Hell on earth for many thousands of resident families.

      Imagine this! No job, no money, no food, no hope for many single-parent homes managed by females. The only money they could obtain is to engage in the oldest profession known to mankind. Your dignity is for ever lost. That alone is Hell-like.

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