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.