Grand Bay man gets reduced charge, granted bail

Pierre's charge was reduced from murder to manslaughter
Pierre’s charge was reduced from murder to manslaughter

Shan Pierre, of High Land, Grand Bay who was arrested and initially charged with the murder of Roland Mellow of that same community is now facing the lesser charge of manslaughter.

He was also granted bail in the sum of $25,000.

The charge was reduced when Pierre appeared before Magistrate Bernard Pacquette at a Roseau Magistrate’s Court.

Pierre’s bail was granted with two sureties.

As part of his bail conditions, Pierre was asked to surrender his passport to the police, not to interfere with witnesses in the matter, do not commit any offenses while on bail and report to the Grand Bay Police Station every Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday between 7:00 am to 7:00 pm.

According to previous reports Pierre made his first appearance before Magistrate Gloria Augustus on January 5, 2015 in Roseau, where the charge was read to him.

He was not required to plea since the matter is indictable.

Reports also stated that Mellow sustained serious injuries after being struck with a bottle and stool to the head on December 30, 2014.

Pierre is being represented by Attorney-at- Law Gina Dyer-Munro.

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  1. romantic
    April 7, 2015

    Dominica Law system Nice boy!!! Smh Poor Old Country.. Getting Worse every day. Murderers and Drug men to Rule This place soon Cuz they Getting Better treatment than the rest!!

  2. Love All
    April 3, 2015

    I can’t understand a man charged for manslaughter and on a $25,000 bail. It look as though murder and manslaughter have become minor crimes.

  3. The Facts
    April 3, 2015

    He was out on bail. One of the conditions of bail is not to commit offenses, while out on bail. During this time he struck a man with a bottle and stool which caused his death. Now he is again given bail? This is twice!
    Should he not be punished for committing an offense and a serious one while out on the first bail?
    Since he breached the first one, the man does not deserve bail. He should have been kept in prison while awaiting hearing for this serious offense.
    In addition, the charge was reduced – to a lesser charge of manslaughter when he appeared before the magistrate.
    This is a strange one which I am unable to comprehend. As they say, it beats me. It appears he will never pay for committing such a serious offense while he was out on bail.
    The magistrate should explain this to the D/can people, why he was granted another bail and while out on the first one he committed a serious offense which caused a man’s death. It is now reduced to manslaughter.

  4. Righteous
    April 3, 2015

    This is getting a bit too ridiculous. You commit a crime while on bail for another alleged crime, all your bail should be revoked. Part of being on bail should be to refrain from any criminal activities. Those laws need to be revised so that this is not permissible under the law.

    One Love Dominicans!!

  5. Music Producer
    April 3, 2015

    8-O 8-O 8-O 8-O 8-O 8-O 8-O 8-O 8-O 8-O

  6. rob
    April 3, 2015

    All bad man have to taste a little prison..

  7. Ambra Battilana
    April 3, 2015

    Thank God for Ma Dyer, we need more like you, i was worried about pierre but once i heard you on the case i can now rest easy, you are very expensive but worth every penny.
    I will pray for you dis easter so you can continue your good works.

  8. GrandBayrian
    April 3, 2015

    The Country nice boy!

  9. highlandmicomeout
    April 3, 2015

    wow listen to those sinless and without blemish creatures on dno the biggest drug dealers are those in authority the babylon so why when is someone from the ghetto you all are on dno blasting and firing stones look those that are suppose to uphold the law they beat a man to death and look the same lawless country is making a mock of the law and the citizens of dominica how much of you got up and match down to the high court or police head-quarters in protest or go and express all you views and opinions stop hiding behind technology you cowards

  10. joe
    April 3, 2015

    until his rope reaches an end whichever way or means

  11. Michael Norris
    April 2, 2015

    A man on bail is charged with the murder of another man whilst on bail. Yet, he is offered bail for the manslaughter charge. Dominica seems to becoming, as some have interestingly observed, a paradise of fools! At all levels, none exempted!

  12. block 44
    April 2, 2015

    people of grand bay ,how old is this guy.just a question.i went to school with his father and I am 50,how can he be 51years old.

  13. Shameless
    April 2, 2015

    not “something” but rather “someone”.

    Assertive, NOT Aggressive! :twisted:

  14. Pinky
    April 2, 2015

    My gosh DNO. Does $25,000 even make sense for manslaughter? I don’t know what the hell you people really do while sitting in the court. The amount is $250,000. Commonsense should tell you that $25000. makes no sense.

  15. mine
    April 2, 2015

    While is was out on bail he murdered the man and giving him a $25, 000 bail ? You all crazy letting this guy out on the street. I wonder what he will do next while he is on bail this time.

  16. %
    April 2, 2015

    I just cannot understand why a man like that, who is obviously a nuisance to society cannot be sent to 60 or 70 years hard labour.Our justice system is really not working. Did i read $25000.00 bail? FR A HUMAN LIFE? Lets listen to what next he does!

  17. smh
    April 2, 2015

    well if that’s the case bail the officers as well…

  18. time will tell
    April 2, 2015

    That was always going to be the case,was just a matter of bail act and magistrate drinking bail scotch free. I often wonder why the authorities are not in a hurry to enact a bail act but is only now my partner eggie told me it’s a big man and corruption thing…this is getting serious and a big joke…everytime I write my post DNO not posting it for some reason I would like to know. i’m watching

  19. coco
    April 2, 2015

    I find allu take time there is no justice in dominica d justice system is a waste!!

  20. TRUTH
    April 2, 2015

    Bail in the amount of EC$25,000???

  21. Dan Tanner
    April 2, 2015

    Drug thugs and murderers always get off scott-free in Dominica. They can afford to pay the bribes.

  22. Peter Potter
    April 2, 2015

    He was on bail already for another charge and they still grant bail again?! This is just a big Punch and Judy Show, nothing to do with law and justice anymore.

  23. megso
    April 2, 2015

    Wouldn’t a condition of the first bail be to not commit any offenses whilst out on bail?

  24. Mamzel X
    April 2, 2015

    just another day in paradise….

  25. grell
    April 2, 2015

    Nothing new you the bail,walk free,this guy will be free and about,only in this lawless land.

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