High Court hears Kenrick Tyson murder case

A murder case against Kenrick Tyson of Sineku began at the High Court of Justice in Roseau on Monday.

Tyson is accused of killing Cecil James of Concord between May 9 and 10, 2009 by allegedly hitting him on the head with a piece of wood.

Tyson pleaded not guilty to that charge.

According to the testimony of the prosecution’s first witness Nasha Daniel, Tyson went to James’  home and attacked him while he lay on his bed.

Daniel said she witnessed the alleged incident, as she had been in a nearby house when it took place.

She told the court that she saw the accused hit James while he lay in bed.

According to her, after hitting the deceased, Tyson allegedly proceeded to take his (the deceased) wallet and other items.

She told the court she saw him hit James three times over the head and noted that the deceased did not move or make a sound when he did so.

She further stated that following this, Tyson took the keys to James’ jeep and then they both drove away.

He later crashed and abandoned it, she said.

Daniel said that she was afraid to run as Tyson had a loaded gun during that time.

“I told him why he did that for. He didn’t tell me anything,” she told the court.

According to the witness, when she later confronted Tyson “He tell me I looking like a person that could sell him out. I didn’t answer,” she told the court.

A few days after, Daniel and the accused were near the Mahaut River in the Kalinago Territory when he spotted the police and began to run.

According to the witness police fired gun shots at him.

Tyson was later apprehended.

Daniel’s testimony is set to continue on Tuesday morning when the case resumes.

Justice Birnie Stephenson-Brooks is presiding over the matter while Wayne Norde represents the accused.

Director of Public Prosecutions Gene Pestaina is representing the state

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12 Comments

  1. March 8, 2012

    Too much anger, It blinds one’s judgment….

  2. Love Facts
    February 15, 2012

    :?:

  3. D
    February 15, 2012

    Thank God that many people are migrating, because having a population of less than 70 thousand and not being able to effective run the county is ridiculous…..

  4. mag we sa!
    February 15, 2012

    That case, like so many could have come to court, two years ago,if they did not remove Behanzin, who only had one witness left. My friend was killed and politics was played instead. we people of Marigot had to wait since they removed Behanzin!

  5. DOMINICAN
    February 15, 2012

    WE need justice in DA

  6. chris allie
    February 15, 2012

    no law, no constitution can put justice in DA. TYSON is innocent

    • Anonymous
      February 22, 2012

      shut up! u wasn’t there when things was happening.

  7. Dr Birdie
    February 14, 2012

    Can any body please tell me why/ those two young children had to die/no body can tell De Birdie yet/ why they had to reach such a hurry death/ Their own mother attack them one night/ and stabbed them to death what a horrable sight/ right inside their home we should realise/ what a tragidy broadcast to many eyes. Chorus.I say that the Government should hang them heigh/ if those criminals been set free then tell me why/ you know the old the young every body shouting/ all agree/ with De Birdie sininging/ hang them heigh/ till the DIE./Oh Lord. I right this song because to many of our young people who could be very productive are lying in the cemetry dead, due to some murderous monster’s and yet the DPP and Jurys see it fit to either set them free or send them to just a little jail.No jail not even life sentence can compensate for the life of a human being after the flood in Genesis ch.9:5,6 And surely your blood of your lives will i require at the hands of every beast will i require it, and at the hand of man;at the hands of every man’s brother will i require the life of man. whoso sheddeth mans blood by man shall their blood be sheed;fFOR IN THE IMAGE OF GOD MADE HE MAN. so when some one kill a man they kill the very image of God thats why we need the gallos the electric chair or the gas chamber.Franklyn Cuffy cannot change the word of God dont listen to hil and Mr Pestina the blood of those two inocent children going to hunt you and all involved in setting that murderous mother monster free clean the country hang those criminals please miss Judge send that criminal from Calibishie to hang.remember that young boy at school that killed and he was set free im told his lawyer it will come back to hunt him now he killed a buisness man in concord i want to see if he will be loose to go and kill again hang those bolld thirsty animals please please and that will please GOD

    • t
      February 22, 2012

      soon it will be her turn. she needs to be sent to jail for life. how can a mother who carry her children for nine month,say she love them so much and end up killing these innocent babies for what?NOTHING.

  8. ann
    February 14, 2012

    eh beh weh Domnique! since 2009 that happen and witness still talking? Muchmore for the matter to settle?

  9. February 14, 2012

    send him where he belong jail because it time the justice system do it work correctement in DA there is a lot of crime and people walk away free so now is the time to set an example you do your crime you make your time

  10. justic's
    February 14, 2012

    I hope my brother cecil get justics knowing how the court system is today, it is so sad, we missing him everyday i hope this guy get’s life in prison so he won’t hurt any family again

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