Hilsborough Street man accused of manslaughter; gets bail

CourtfineThe prosecution headed by police inspector Claude Weekes has not objected to bail in a charge of manslaughter against Phillip Joseph Samuel of Hillsborough street.

On July 26, Samuel was involved in a fight with Jeffery Winston on River Street.

Police reports indicate Winston sustained a stab wound to his upper right abdomen and was pronounced dead at hospital.

His brother, Archibold Samuel, stood as surety for him in the sum of $75,000.

Samuel is being represented by Wayne Norde.

The Prelimanary Inquiry is set for September 26, 2013.

As part of his bail condition Samuel is prohibited from applying for a passport and to report twice weekly to the Roseau police station.

He is also expected to be of good behavior, should not commit any offence while on bail, should refrain from dealing with prosecution witnesses and inform police of any change of address.

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  1. %
    August 1, 2013

    We always saying no bail,until its a member of our family that finds themselves in trouble.

  2. July 31, 2013

    When we join the Police Force or the Army, the motto is “KILL or be KILLED”.

  3. weh papa
    July 31, 2013

    Dominica is the land of ‘NO LAW AND NO CONSTITUTION’.

  4. Observer
    July 31, 2013

    Well it all depends on the situation, because everybody out to kill it seems. So wouldn’t u fight back if someone is trying to kill? People aren’t taking chances, wish dat didn’t happen but I heard the victim died fell into his own trap, he was trying to kill the accuse and an his own knife stabbed him during the fight. Y did u think he wasn’t charge with murder? If he didn’t fight back he wouldn’t have been the victim. So u c, we never know wgo we’ll be, is victim or accuse those days. Lord help us all. And that crack self making the situation worst, when dem fellas high dey looking u trouble just like dat.

  5. selena gomez
    July 31, 2013

    wat nonsense i hearing there na u getting bail- thats pure nonsense- STUPZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ

  6. solid as a rock
    July 31, 2013

    bail, bail, bail n mre bailing…. give d government a break alu jealous of dem 4 wat reason i dnt knw…. if alu knw hw 2 handle d job better den apply… everyting dats being done ni good ni bad is d same comments ppl givin…. if alu father,moda,brother, sister etc was the 1 being charged with a crime 4 sure i knw there wont b all dis being said…. learn bout alu country laws n stp jus chattin……

  7. Anonymous
    July 31, 2013

    More Bail! Is this being used as a means of boosting the economy? Where is the deterrent?

    • Anonymous
      July 31, 2013

      you do know that the courts don’t recieve any money, unless the accused doesn’t make an appearance to court. -Police Officer.

  8. Rastafari
    July 31, 2013

    God forbid you get caught with some weed in Dominica!

  9. eh beh
    July 31, 2013

    I have seen stories of murder and violence, crime and more, real wicked things and people get bail for it. I was openly disgusted by it but in this case, knowing the cuircumstance, I must say, the man deserved bail. the wound was self inflicted.

  10. Wildflower
    July 31, 2013

    Do we ALWAYS assume that a person is guilty once they are arrested? Should everyone that is arrested go to jail and sit there waiting for trial?? Come on people… the bail application procedure takes place long before the Trial. Trial time will come, evidence will be presented, and THEN, if you bother to know the facts of the case, you can make an educated comment… otherwise is just us being judgemental and ignorant!

  11. grell
    July 31, 2013

    shame on this country,someone kills another get bail,civil servants has to get their salary,MAGWASAY.God is going to pass his hand in our country.

  12. July 31, 2013

    It’s doesn’t matter what we do or say, things cannot get better, it’s all over the world, we are living in the end of times, my people, try to live right, give love, love one another, help one another,and pray of each other, trust the lord, faith and lean not on your own understanding. Pray, pray, pray, prayers is the key to everything, stop tearing down people.Jesus died for all for us and he loves all of us. If someone do wrong pray for them, don’t send them under the bus.In time like this they need help.Blessings everyone.

  13. July 31, 2013

    Why u all always blaming the government? there’s no sense in that, stop it!! u all must read the bible properly,the bible has to fullfill, God word shall not go void.Pray for the land so it can be healed and also pray for the leader of the country, instead of always speaking negative. Be bless my people.

  14. Anonymous
    July 31, 2013

    Why everything u all blaming the government? there’s no sense in that Get real people.The bible has to fulfill go and read the bible properly.

  15. Justice and Truth
    July 30, 2013

    Since those murderers are granted bail, I suppose less mouths to feed in prison and less cost to keep them incarcerated. Dominica probably needs a new and bigger prison.
    They murder and are granted bail but Green was imprisoned for five years prior to a hearing. What an unfair and two-tier justice system. As God sees and notes everything, you will pay for this in time.
    Blest country, eh with all those murders? The world is not yours. Due to this type of jurisdiction, I predict there will be many more murders in Dominica. What you sow you shall reap in time, right on this earth. It will be your punishment although these will keep you employed for the almighty dollars with all the amenities. Everything is temporary.

    • July 31, 2013

      There situation is different.

  16. WHAT
    July 30, 2013

    you have to understand that the legal profession is there to make money and all of them is PARTNERS they dont care about justice,the poor,the abused,they care about getting paid so they do favours for each other all the time,listen on youtube to a song called THE MESSAGE it was written decades ago and still is totally revelent,,,,ITS ALL ABOUT MONEY AINT A DAM THING FUNNY,, :-| :-| :-| :-| :-|

  17. Professor Dumbledore
    July 30, 2013

    it don’t have much space in the prison so bail is a must

  18. Masterpiece
    July 30, 2013

    Get the facts before you comment.

  19. St. John
    July 30, 2013

    we are not allow to punish people for we are not god.Prison is a place to reform,so why are they free to commit more crime,keep them inside give them a chance to reform and repent.they boast to friends how easy it is to kill and stay at large,don’t you want to feed them and give them work to do

    • Anonymous
      July 31, 2013

      the occasion was an accident. the accussed is not of the mentality to commit such a crime, it is not his nature. It just happened to be him that got in the altercation with the deceased who pricked his ownself.

  20. lils
    July 30, 2013

    Well is no wonder the Sun is reporting that the population is down at the state prison. If is not bail is acquit. Smh

    • Creative
      July 30, 2013

      Most of the people in prison are in there for possession or use of weed, ganga. Everybody else commit all kinds of crime, including murder, robbery, assault and battery etc, the list goes on and on, and they allllllll get bail. We need a bail act, review and revise these laws in Dominica. Crime is out of hand, and innocent people, citizens, visitors are being the victims.

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  22. Me again
    July 30, 2013

    It just feels like taking a life in DA is the easiest thing to do with little or no consequences. A person dies in a fight and even the prosecution says to let the other person go on bail? WAW!!!

  23. Lil Bo-Pip
    July 30, 2013

    We really and truly need a NEW GOVERNMENT. Lord help us to replace that non-government. In Jesus name we pray.

    • no name
      July 31, 2013

      Tell me wat law labour change for you to say dat.. someone getting bail has something to do with government.. educate your self fool

    • doh do dat
      July 31, 2013

      So U saying that the government suppose to dictate to the courts on how & when to bail people. commonsense dictates differently.

  24. Lil Bo-Pip
    July 30, 2013

    Bail Bail Bail, when all that Bailing gonna stop? All you really not ready to halt the crime rate in that Dominica. When will I ever hear, “NO BAIL?”

    • ;
      July 31, 2013

      and when they hear no bail they must ask themselves a question. but they no the bail master is there so they don’t care. they will kill kill kill. i mean that is not the first thing to do..give a man a hard blass so he can respect u, kill is not first but they so know is no big deal so once a man messing around is put him down. smdh. change the law man..is allu in authority that have the country so. as i always say is when it reach home they will change it. if a man kill skeritt family, or the judge family or magistrate or copral or honourable so & so mother father etc/ then and only then they will say no bail for the nigger and beat him to death in jail. shait, change de system, u cannot have men killing and rejociing when they get bail. nooooooooooo my children are growing and i am doing my best to train them up and many others tooo stop that bailing business for the criminals. they need to remain behind bars. life is precious they have no right to take someone’s own.

      • July 31, 2013

        I agree with you, in part. We should stop the killing, but we should also stop the teasing and fighting because we have and will defend ourselves.

    • July 31, 2013

      Every situation is different. An accused is considered innocent until proven otherwise. According to what I am reading, the deceased’s wound was self-inflicted; if that is true, the accused defended himself and he should be granted bail. The court knows best. We are all lawyers; however, we are not certified to neither prosecute nor defend.

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