Gun shot victim continues testimony in PI

Greg Joseph

The preliminary inquiry of Linden Lestrade, who is accused of shooting with intent to cause grievous bodily harm to Greg Joseph outside the Krazy Kokonuts Nightclub on October 3, 2009, continued today.

Joseph continued his testimony on the witness stand against Lestrade – the son of former Police Commissioner Matthias Lestrade.

Lestrade was represented by Attorney-at-Law Zena Dyer.

According to a previous hearing prior to the commencement of the preliminary inquiry, the prosecution will present four witnesses in  the matter.

Lestrade was granted bail in the sum of $50,000 with two sureties on October 5, 2009 following the  alleged incident.

Linden Lestrade

Joseph’s family has commented publicly, expressing their dissatisfaction with Lestrade being bailed.

In the wake of these comments, Deputy Police Commissioner Cyril Carette had denied that the police were involved in any cover up to protect the former police commissioner’s son.

The preliminary inquiry began on February 1, 2010.

– Staff reporter

Note: A  preliminary inquiry is an informal investigation into the facts and circumstances reported to the court.

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  1. brownsugar
    July 14, 2011

    jus work a voodoo on he see he fell off the truck n nearly doh get up… repent lestrade

  2. No Justice No Peace
    April 30, 2011

    First off shooting an unarmed person at point blank in the head is nothing less than attempted Murder.
    Second, all in support of linden obviously are not interested in justice because it wasnt you or your child that was almost killed.
    Third even if Linden gets off.. he will get in that situation again, because He threatened to kill me in front of witnesses just a few months ago. (and again i was unarmed)
    Me. i don’t believe in no police story, there is no Law in Dominica.. especially for Police (their children) and politicians.

    Greg if u want i will gladly testify that that little child Linden Threated to kill me, while he has been on Bail. If u up for it just post a comment.. i will get in touch with you

    • Kiesha
      May 4, 2011

      It is so ignorant of Dominicans to think that because Linden’s dad was the Police Commisioner that he will be treated differently. However, what people do not no is that Linden never wanted ofr ever used his dads name and status to make it in life. He worked in a totally different feild, and has never been in trouble. Do you guys really think Gregg is inoccent? Please, there another side to him,believe me. And youMr. no justice no peace you really expect people to believe you were threatened by by Liden while he was on bail, that he was going to kill you? You said and did nothing right? He just approached you and threatend you. Remeber, there’s always to sides to a story. And looks are very decieving, just like that of gregg

  3. sacafete
    July 9, 2010

    Sir, you are of course joking. When you fire a gun at someone’s head only bad things can ensue. It is not as if he shot the guy in the leg or something. Typically only death follows when one fires at someone’s head.

    Do not get fancy with intent to murder. If I fire a shot at your head this will most probably end in death. How can someone as dumb as you be in our police force?

  4. sacafete
    July 9, 2010

    What are you talking about. You must be related to this guy. The facts are that these 2 guys got into an altercation. The accused went back to his vehicle to get a gun and returned and fired at the victim.
    Why does this punk have a gun, if not for the fact that his father was a former commisioner of police. As the son of a past top cop, he should have been brought up much better than that.
    So stop making excuses for these previledged punks. Why could he not just walk away? He had time to think about what he was about to do as he had to return to his car to retrieve his gun.
    What is he doing with a gun when going to a jam?
    His father should have brought him up much better than that.
    There is also the matter of one of of current top cops who I am told has been involved in several vechicular deaths and he is still walking around presumably to kill some more innocent folks

  5. March 21, 2010

    Dominicans are so quick to judge when they have no facts on the matter.
    Tell me how would you feel it if was your kid in this predicament? Not because he is the son of an x-police commissioner we have to start passing judgement on him.
    This is for God the greatest jugde who never judges us but instead forgives us for our wrong doings.
    We all at some point in our lives has done something wrong, so who are we to be
    Linden’s judge, jury and executioner?

    • curious
      March 8, 2011

      This on sin that not even God has no say in, is murder. Please. Why is that when things go wrong Christ gets involved. Why is it that he is always the last in Good times and First in Bad Times.

  6. Anonymous
    March 20, 2010

    them son of police and others always getting away as usual. thats just another one gonna happen

  7. greg
    March 19, 2010

    mr playing to gangsta…i aint saying it good for him but i hope it slow him down..stuff happens….where is his crew to back him up what goes around comes arond that all i say

  8. Anonymous
    March 19, 2010

    He should have not been granted bail…

  9. Jepter
    March 19, 2010

    The PI (Preliminary Inquiry) is presided over by a Magistrate and serves to find out as to whether or not there exists sufficient reason and evidence for which to be tried by Judge and Jury, as the offense with which Linden has been charged is one which is Indictable.

    Speaking from the standpoint of a law enforcement officer and being one who has paid careful attention to the various details as it relates to this matter … Should it be found out during the PI that by discharging his firearm, Linden’s intentions were not to have ended Greg’s life, then a lesser charge of Wounding With Intent could be considered.

    • Roz
      March 19, 2010

      hmmm…if you shoot a man in his head, what is your intent??

    • March 20, 2010

      officer …u kidding me. Are u all looking to see more youngsters take the law into their hands. man send the guy to jail. i have been dere…he will enjoy it

  10. Democracy Watching
    March 18, 2010

    It seems that: All men are equal, but some are more equal than some. If it were the other way around Greg would be charged with ATTEMPTED MURDER. Let us be justice reign for the poor man as it does FOR THE RICH AND WELL-CONNECTED. GOD IS WATCHING US.

    • zooloo
      March 19, 2010

      d man father is former Police Commissioner….what u expect..

      • zooloo
        March 19, 2010

        I mean come on…$50,000 bail for shooting a man in his head??? …

  11. d/ca to the bone
    March 18, 2010

    … its not fair to poor people children that he got a sweet bail out on such a alleged hiddious crime. he should be no exempt form the law, he should not be above the law, not because his father once hold a position, and its plain to see that is what is happening in our society today. its not fair. was he a security guard protecting his throne at any cost … as a matter of fact such crime there should not be any bail impose, what if it was some poor person child without no so big title, i ‘m just wondering if they would get the same measure? is it a true saying evil will never stop, grey i do not know u, i do not live in dominca presently, but i am a born and will remain a true d/can, grey hold your head high, and use your untitle with the lords help to get justice,.. i would really like to hear whats the end result of this case, and bro even if u do not get the justice u deserve ,TELL LESTRADE GOD IS ABOVE ALL AND HE IS NOT SLEEPING, TODAY IS MINE 2MORO LOOK OUT. GREG GOOD LUCK BRO.

  12. Anonymous
    March 18, 2010

    I don’t usually do comments but This is Serious People. I got a question. where did greg got shot? As in what part of his body? If he was shot in the leg or hand then intent to cause grievous bodily harm is right. But Any where in the Chest or Head is Attempted MURDER.
    I know greg and im not a fan but he is NOT a trouble maker. Greg has been involve in sports Refereeing Roseau Basketball league at Bath Road…

    • Mahaut
      March 18, 2010

      …IF he went outside to get the gun even worst, “PRemeditated Murder”

      March 18, 2010

      in the head

    • Roz
      March 19, 2010

      Bullet was said to enter from behind his head…that is…he was turned away

  13. You'll Get Through This
    March 18, 2010

    Hold strong Greg…you will get through this…be articulate and do not mix up your words…tell the court exactly what happened on that fateful night…do not let the Defence lawyers try to tie up your words…God is in control…vengance is mine saith the Lord

  14. de caribbean change
    March 18, 2010

    If Linden Lestrade intended to shoot Greg Joseph to hurt hm with no purpose, with no good reason, then, Linden Lestrade should be punished to the fullest extent of the law. And by the way, what is Linden doing with a gun, and what is he doing with a gun in a night club? I thought a nightclub was a place for enjoyment. Now, it has become a place for shooting. These young boys today in Dominica and the rest of the caribbean islands are watching too much American television. We need to go back to CBC in Barbados as our network television as it once was back in the very late seventies and early eighties.

  15. March 18, 2010

    justice should be served.

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