Grand Bay man charged for murder of fellow villager

Shan Pierre
Shan Pierre

Shan Pierre, of High Land, Grand Bay, has been arrested and charged for the murder of Roland Christopher Mellow of the same community on or about December 25, 2014.

Pierre appeared before magistrate Gloria Augustus on January 5, 2015, in Roseau, where the charge was read to him. He was not required to plea since it’s an indictable matter.
The prosecution of that matter is being handled by Inspector Michael Laduat who told the court that the prosecution needed a one-month adjournment during which they will make the decision as to how to proceed with the matter. He told the court that they can go either the “preliminary investigations way or the paper committal”  way and so, need time to make that decision.
The prosecution was granted until February 23, 2015, to report back to the court where they will announce their decision.
However, lawyer for Pierre, Gina Dyer Munro  asked the court to order disclosure and said she is also willing to speed up the matter but Laudat informed the court that since the passage of the Paper Committal legislation which he said is “straight forward,” the court “can’t force the prosecution to disclose its witnesses.”
The Magistrate then ruled that February 23, 2015 would be for reporting purposes and to decide on how the prosecution will proceed. She also set March 30, 2015, in Grand Bay, for the trial to commence.
Pierre is now on remand at the Stock Farm prison.

Disclaimer: The comments on this page do not necessarily reflect the views of Inc. All comments are approved by before they are posted. We never censor based on political or ideological points of view, but we do try to maintain a sensible balance between free speech and responsible moderating.

We will delete comments that:

  • violate or infringe the rights of any person, are defamatory or harassing or include personal attacks
  • are abusive, profane or offensive
  • contain material which violates or encourages others to violate any applicable law
  • promote hatred of any kind
  • refer to people arrested or charged with a crime as though they had been found guilty
  • contain links to "chain letters", pornographic or obscene movies or graphic images
  • are excessively long and off-message

See our full comment/user policy/agreement.


  1. Daughter
    March 25, 2015

    I grow up around Shan…he was always by my grandmother house. So when I heard what he did to my dad I couldn’t believe, it did not make sense to me. I still don’t understand why he would do something like that, why would he take my dad from us. His family and girlfriend wants to pretend like he did not do anything thing wrong. Justice system will prevail and if it does not there will be a special place in HELL waiting for him and he family. Because when he KILLED my dad, he broke several hearts, he took my mom best friend, her soulmate, my role model, my friend, my protector, my inspiration,my heart. I’m broke, my mom is broken, my sisters are broken; it hard getting up everyday and dealing with what happen. So to all the ignorant people that’s commenting free tall boy, writing comments about my dad without ever knowing him, saying it was self defense or whatever retard comments about Shan being innocent keep your ignorance to yourself. DO YOUR VOODOO MY GOD DONT SLEEP #krama

  2. garfield fontaine
    February 26, 2015

    to the rest of my brothers and sisters on dad side. it is very painfull for all of us as well as your mum. i am in england and i am so sorry i am not haveing some time with you all. we have had our brother taken away from us. i am trying to keep strong but i won/t forget.

  3. garfield fontaine
    February 26, 2015

    i am roland christopher mellow brother.i am very upset about my brother being murder by shan matter how good i know my brother. i will always love and care about all my brothers and sisters.thay are still part of my family. i love them all and mis them all.. this killer should not get away with killing my brother. he should be punish heavely. my brother roland may god bless you. love you brother

  4. Mz Attitude
    January 15, 2015

    so they charging the man with no proff…. I smell a law suit coming… Desecration of character. #onlyindominica

  5. January 8, 2015

    i think we have to pray it could be me and it could be you.i do not think he wanted to kill him,

  6. if it was your blood
    January 7, 2015

    But u can’t escape the biggest prison your conscience. Those you sent to their grave , you will always be hunted by them unless u don’t pay your time and ask their family for forgiveness. Bring closure to your own self shan. And you will be free.

  7. if it was your blood
    January 7, 2015

    Justice should be served. Those stupid people out there who are saying shan it not wrong needs to stop. I sure tall boy is regretting himself, cause its not the first time nor the second. He has to pay!!! At least if he had ask the GOD then the family of the first victim to forgive him ,I’m sure they would, but no cause my family will sacrifice there own blood to set him free. That’s bad. Shan surlley would not be in this situation this time around if only he had serve him time for the first victim because he would have enoughbtime to reflect on what he did. Well I guess his paying for all what he did and not forgetting the boys who lost years of their life in gwada jail for him, the man from possie and those who can’t travell because of his situations. To shan’s family let shan sevr his time ,it would do u guys much better. And stop the vodooo. The evil that man do shall follow him and his children and children’s, children. Remember u have children!!! Run tall boy and family run…

    • me
      January 8, 2015

      Thanks you tell it to his family again hope they reading it

  8. gwan granbay
    January 7, 2015

    There is a god when we don’t pay for it here we pay for itt elsewhere it early still

  9. %
    January 6, 2015

    Put this nuisance away from people. I HOPE THAT THIS TIME he does not get away.

  10. Efficatious
    January 6, 2015

    Two men had a fight one hit the other but the stronger man hit harder and took him in the soft part of his body and killed him. A man took an offensive weapon a bottle and strike another in the head,the victim fell to the floor.Whilst helplessly on the floor you picked up another dangerous weapon a stool and strike him again on the floor and killed him. where is the justice here.”HOMICIDE”

  11. Roseau2
    January 6, 2015

    ‘free tallboy”…Grand-Bay people wicked eh. What message are you sending to the younger generation? Was Mr. Mellow not worth living? Both family are suffering but at least the suspect’s family can still talk to and visit him in prision. Mr. Mellow family are left with memories and a grave to visit. The people of Grand-Bay need to wake up and smell the maxwell house cause that BS you people support is not good business at all…

    • Amazing
      January 6, 2015

      Wicked is joke. They will sing a different tune when tall boy send one of theirs to eat dirt.

    • me
      January 6, 2015

      And the sisters have know shame on Facebook sending words for ppl .Shan family wicked they doh care .they still saying is not Shan hahahaha not feeling for Shan or his family

  12. gwan granbay
    January 6, 2015

    Someone is dead yet u guys are here rejoicing like its a feast if u make a crime pay for it ..all u too so let justice prevail

  13. Amazing
    January 5, 2015

    It is extremely amazing how some of us treat this like it’s a pant or a shirt Shan took from Fyan. You people are very hypocritical and will only want to seek justice when your families become the victims. What if the tables were turned. I wonder if Shan’s friends and family would be shouting free Fyan. I will not judge Shan but I will not be screaming free Shan either. Fyan was a husband, a father, a brother, a friend. His life may not have meant anything to many of you but it meant something to people who loved him. You want to be shouting only God can judge but news flash, only God gives life and it’s not man’s place to take. I’m out…….

  14. ManChild
    January 5, 2015

    Well,it’s not the first time he killed but this time he not getting away.
    If u kill a man by accident,wouldn’t u show remorse and ask the family of that man for forgiveness especially if u didn’t go jail for murder? Your sins will come back to get u,u can run but u can’t never hide from it. Live clean and do onto your brothers and sisters as u would like them to do onto u. I’m not glad but he must pay for his wrong doings it’s just the way of the universe and karma is real and totally impartial.

  15. Anonymous
    January 5, 2015

    Why is his photograph published when is not ( yet ) convicted?

    • Amazing
      January 6, 2015

      Anonymous once you get arrested it’s perfectly legal to post your mug shot. Once the pic is taken it is available to the public.

    • James
      January 6, 2015

      mug shot honey much shot…they alway post mug shots of suspects.

  16. missy
    January 5, 2015

    Sum comments on here a very ridiculous
    ….i didnt kno who this “fyan” man is but when i asked about him all i got back was tht he was a troublesome man n he did alot of crap to ppl in gbay already…….his nt a saint……it takes two hands to clap shan wud have neva jus stayed n beat the man like tht….he was provoked n defended hiself but in the end mr fyan lost his life…..yes fyan is a human bein n he did die but it wasnt out of malice!…..its jus a pity it had to be shan knowin the stigma he has had for an accident which had happened in gbay previously…….i feel the pain for both sides of the family……

    • Shirley Mellow
      January 31, 2015

      PLEASE GO BAck to school and learn to read, write and understand you monster. You did not know my brother but you coward will write and not give your name. Hope something like this will never happen to you or your family. You are heartless and people like you should not not comment as you are causing more pain to us. You did not know my brother but you comment on information given to you hope you find it in your heart to withdraw what you stated and please be brave and write your name stop use of AKA NAMES.
      If you want to comment know the person or people you comment about before you start and please go back to english classes.

  17. nonbias
    January 5, 2015

    we all have talk when it not knocking on our door. Its an unfortunate situation i feel for both parties. to those of u that say God give life u should know that he is the one to judge. These comments are about real people so think before u type fools.

    • eh heh
      January 5, 2015

      For which both parties? Shan’s family gave him right in every situation he has ever been in since he began their God! I feel for Mellow’s family and Shan’s children as for the rest of Shan’s family I have ABSOLUTELY no sympathy for them, because even now as I type they are still blaming Mellow. so U should have advised Shan to think before he acted! Now people are fools for speaking their minds! Well there will be many many more similar comments so if you are already offended I suggest you stop reading NOW!

  18. January 5, 2015

    the family of roland mellow is in mourning & the family of shan pierre is in distress both sides are hurting now,but there is a lesson that can & should be learnt from this sad affair .(1) try to understand , everyone is entitle to his/ her views & opinions . (2) respect each other dignity (3) everyone have rights and human rights at that , we should not violate another person’s rights to enjoy yours and finally the life of a human being is not the life of a coacroach.

    • Circus Bear
      January 6, 2015

      hmm you can’t spell cockroach huh…. :-|

    • Roseau2
      January 6, 2015

      At least Shan family can still talk to him and visit him in prison. All Mr. Mellow family have is a grave site and memories of a soul gone senseless.

  19. boldbitch
    January 5, 2015

    I don’t see or get the point of rejoicein
    The pain is on both sides
    We all can reach in a position like that
    One do the crime he pay d time
    The other may ur soul rest in peace

  20. innocent until prove
    January 5, 2015

    Free Shan for he wasn’t the cause of the man death. Dominicans should ask for the full story. How did shan murder the man. What was the problem. Do u all think that Shan is a madd man who just meet a man by the road and just shoot him or stab him or hit him or anything. Let’s be real. There is no reason to kill but fyan had something calling him and tall boy did not cause the man death. Do the post motem and corrona inquest quickly and set the man free. Innocent until proven guilty so dominicans can stop hating and judging the man.

    • Roseau2
      January 6, 2015

      tell us de full story then.

  21. The Facts
    January 5, 2015

    I am pleased to know that he is caught and is now incarcerated. May he never again see the daylight of Dominica.
    Our hearts cry for the man who lost his life through the anger of another over an argument. In addition for his relatives who are mourning his loss.
    If the community turned him in, as witnesses, their identity should be protected.

    • The Exasperated
      January 6, 2015

      I honestly hoped that a less blinkered and interesting the Facts would emerge in 2015. Alas, this does not seem to have happened.

      You are still the most bumptious and annoying DNO contributor of all time.

      I truly hope that you will just fact off.

  22. shan u have so much
    January 5, 2015

    I hope and pray that u come out soon Shan for u acted in the best way by walking away and still didn’t hit the man, ppl need to get the story straight he fell but there are alot of haters. The amount of ppl fyan was troubling and the rest of the people in Dominica need to leave politics rest. The man was attacking anybody who have a labor shirt. A young man had a motorcycle accident in grandbay and fyan exact words was,”he should have die.” I guess I die first. There is not an excuse for murder but he was becoming a menace and now he trip and fall, someone is in jail for his ignorance. U walked away from the man, he still follow u and come right by u and fall. Thanks God still it happened this way and instead it wasn’t this mad man killing how many ppl in our community

    • OMG
      January 5, 2015

      Oh Boy!!!! Woman you went too far! you are such a liar and by God I know you are hurting for him but please this blatant lie! Papa Bondieu! Girl God will punish you! PLEASE stop! You know this is NOT what happened! I know you want to help him but lying and trying to justify murder is wrong! PLEASE DON’T BRING ANY MORE CURSE UNTO YOU AND THE MAN! Remember your kids and Pray for him instead and stop telling lies!!!!!!!! PLEASE!!!

    • TRUTH
      January 6, 2015

      Really, really, really? how do you sleep at night after this post? and who are you trying to convince of Shan’s apparent “innocence”? must be yourself. No one is drinking that pill. Shame on you. he did the crime let him do the time. Stop condoning lawlessness in our community-we have had enough!

  23. Shaka zulu
    January 5, 2015

    A couple years ago Mr. Weeks mentioned the disadvantage of having policeman as prosecutors and criminals having lawyers to defend them. It is now 2015 and nothing has changed. We have to change the pay scale in the force and hire a couple lawyers as full time policemen or have a special office of three or four lawyers in the force with the sole responsibility of presenting cases in court. Let those police focus their energy and skills on doing proper investigation. We keep doing same crap and expect things to change. Let us see how this one will turn out.

  24. out of south city
    January 5, 2015

    Lives are very important. It does not matter what the argument is, as long as someone does not put his/her hands on you there is no way you should take his/her life. I know that words can be damaging but it’s better to walk away than taking a life.
    I hope that justice will prevail in this matter. As a community we need to let peace be our deciding factor.


  25. lol!!!!
    January 5, 2015

    An example needs to make out of him. No bail and life in prison and Dominica needs to bring back the death penalty for stupid crimes like this. Jah Grand bay again just hate it., hate it, hate it. So much good coming from that community but it is always the bad that makes the news.

  26. January 5, 2015

    :twisted: :evil: Who live will be taken to bail him ………/////// :twisted: :evil: :oops:

  27. block 44
    January 5, 2015

    happy new year south city

  28. Patricia Duplesis
    January 5, 2015

    The devil said he cant help you this time enough is enough

  29. HL
    January 5, 2015

    Free tallboy…Fayan aint no saint…not saying killing is right but he wasnt someone you could take chances with so keep talking tall boy soon free

    • ThenYou
      January 5, 2015

      Then when he’s out free and you say something that offends him you will receive the same fate as Fyan!!! Sacway sort!!! Sacway Sooteewehhhh!!!!! Jooh-Jooh!!!!

  30. vaughn
    January 5, 2015

    u dominicans most be very carefull wat u all wish for people. none of u was around . a man is innocent until proven guilty by the court. that same inspector charge me for murder in the pass. and god knows i hard no idea what he was talking about. i was remanded . after mouths of trying to build a none existing cass he decided that he was tired and sent to the court a constable to say that he was no longer interested in the matter any more. my name was dragged down the drain by my fake friends and public enemies. so i know how tall boy feeling. tall boy is one of the most genuine friends i got . and i can publicly say that i will help him get out off this. i did it for my self i will do it for him. who vex beat me.

    • January 5, 2015

      great to hear that you have changed! Hope you stay changed since the great lord pulled you out from near death but great is he who carries the weight of another death tragic is the innocent who is accused of one’s death but where truth prevails payment is necessary for the soul lost and lives destroyed.

    • nonbias
      January 5, 2015

      Thanks for that comment, i went through it myself so i know how it feels. Shan I have your back!!!!!

      • Sean Bardouille
        January 6, 2015

        barrabas supporter

    • Lol look kix
      January 6, 2015

      u just a lucky to be alive looser lol.

  31. January 5, 2015

    No Mellow, no cricket.

  32. January 5, 2015

    not surprise evil man do will live with them always…..let god alone take live he alone make lives so he alone can take live . it make me eel sorry or both relatives but he cannot just kill a man who is responding to maypew .now he alone taking jail no one to help him take jail . people please pray or both relatives they need it one to bury one in prison or what or maypew words. he should have think beore he do that to the orther brother young people take this as an example when hot in the head the devil is alive

  33. ghost town
    January 5, 2015

    Kaval….. justice will come….

  34. grell
    January 5, 2015

    Lawless country ,will get a slap on the wrist,and walk free.

    • January 5, 2015
    • The Facts
      January 5, 2015

      Grell, we hope not. Earthly justice through the Court must be meted out to a criminal/murderer. He has committed a crime which he cannot make restitution for, taking a life. It is a serious matter. There should be no excuse for murder.
      Prison will not exonerate him from God’s justice. If he does not repent to God with a humble and contrite heart and make penance (how many do), when he dies he will be in the company of Satan and his eternal, suffering cauldron of fire.
      If on earth his murder may be taken lightly by the Court and the attorney which represents him but not where God is concerned.
      Those attorneys better be careful how they defend criminals/murderers for they, too, as God knows, sees and hears all things and nothing is hidden from him, they may meet the same eternal fate as mentioned above. Too many allow those criminals/murderers to be acquitted. He murdered a man and it is imperative that he bear the consequences and pay the price. No leeway for him.

    • Roseau2
      January 6, 2015

      you ain’t lying..

  35. shade4once
    January 5, 2015

    Free tallboy , and to think something wasn’t going on between the two I doubt it… I’m not saying Roland deserved to die all I’m saying is shan wouldn’t just hit somebody without there being a problem between the 2 … .. Bull and to think I meant that lol no … Justice for Roland please

    • The Facts
      January 5, 2015

      What nonsense you stated? Why would he hit the man with a bottle and stool because he disagreed with him?
      So everyone whom I have an argument with and vice versa or others who have had arguments with others should hit them? It is physical abuse, even though he injured him.
      There will always be arguments. Say what you have to say, then keep quiet and/or walk away to end the argument. People must learn to say, “I disagree with you” and leave well alone.
      St. Paul said, “Get angry but do not let the sun go down on your anger.” God knows we will get angry but not go to the extent of injuring and killing someone. He must pay for what he allowed his anger to do to that man, snuff out his life.
      He was so angry that he meant to kill the man. He took another’s life. I have no remorse for him. Think of yourself and place yourself or a relative and friend in this situation. How would you feel if it were they?

      • The Exasperated
        January 6, 2015

        You would be surprised by the patience one has to exercise with you the Facts.

        I do not drink. But, after reading your verbal diarrhoea on DNO, I can assure you that alcohol would be a happy respite. You are so Sanctimonious and judgemental.

        Put a sock in it.

  36. course27
    January 5, 2015

    time to stay in jail worthless!

  37. me
    January 5, 2015

    They need to give him life

  38. BEB
    January 5, 2015

    While it is true Lawyers have the right to represent their clients, but they have to give the police chance to do their work. What ‘disclosure’ is she talking about?
    Now what does it worth, for the accused taking the other man’s life over politics, be it UWP or DLP . the election is over, people should learn to accept the election results.

  39. January 5, 2015

    I would like to know whats the sentence for someone who commit first degree murder in Dominica ? to me that individual should be incarcerate for life.

    • Roseau2
      January 6, 2015

      Here is the sentence>>> once you make bail that’s it… takes forever to call…now if you’re caught with drugs that’s another story…they’ll throw the book at you.

  40. Shameless
    January 5, 2015

    HOORAY! HOORAY! Finally he is behind bars albeit temporarily. Thanks to the Grand Bay Community for turning in the “alleged” murderer for today G/Bay is a much safer place. However, let us not fall asleep because there are more criminals out there that need to be turned in regardless if its an old case or not. Justice must be served in order that the community become prosperous.

    Assertive, NOT aggressive! 8)

  41. pout
    January 5, 2015

    are killer is always are killer

Post a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

:) :-D :wink: :( 8-O :lol: :-| :cry: 8) :-? :-P :-x :?: :oops: :twisted: :mrgreen: more »

 characters available