Man charged with shooting death gets bail

Jack Joseph
Jack Joseph

A man who was charged with the shooting death of another was granted bail in the sum of $150,000 with two sureties on Friday morning.

Jack Joseph was granted bail by Justice Bernie Stephenson.

He is charged with the shooting death of Wayne “Hadderz” Maxwell.

The fatal shooting occurred on Sunday June 3, 2012 at the Frankie Bellot-owned “Krazy Kokonutz” entertainment spot.

Reports are that one man got stabbed after two men began fighting.

The brother of the injured man, identified as Jack Joseph, pulled out a gun and shot the other man, which turned out to be Maxwell.

As condition of bail, Joseph is to report every morning to the Roseau Police Station. He was also ordered to surrender all travel documents.

Attempts at CPR on the victim moments after he was shot last year
Attempts at CPR on the victim moments after he was shot last year
A curious onlooker examines blood at the crime scene after it was processed last year
A curious onlooker examines blood at the crime scene after it was processed last year

 

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121 Comments

  1. naf
    August 4, 2013

    only god can judge.know sin is greater than the other. all u pple blive bcause the man kill he bad .that could happen to anyboby,nobody not perfect on earth we be.

  2. naf
    August 4, 2013

    i am happy to hear that u out. keep ur head up and please Watch ur back luv u

  3. mee1
    July 22, 2013

    well come back to society, we know there is a good and i mean a very good chance you will do that again, but when you’re going to if you could inform those of us who do not have anything to do with Dominica’s broken laws, please we begging you please let us know so we will stay clear of your way. DOMINICA LAWS ARE A JOKE. you murder infront dozens of witnesses and you getting bail. That is real slackness.

  4. woosh
    July 22, 2013

    now that jack is out these blue blue head confused they got so much trouble going on for them they wont have a clue if something happen lmao

    • sanscobin
      July 22, 2013

      u too boo boo

  5. July 21, 2013

    Bail for murder?? God help us!!!

  6. cwa pollard
    July 21, 2013

    Guys,you see the blood in photo)the onlooker staring at,that blood is crying out.That blood is on that guys hand and is going to condemn him.He is cursed and hey,dont be alarmed if he kills again soon!

  7. herns
    July 21, 2013

    Is so the country come?all those that have limmear and mount and think they can just kill plp family and get away wit it they have a special place for all u.all u think all u bad but it must have somebody that bader than all u to put all u dwn….just watch….u see monga?wher him nw?wit all the crime he was doin..

    • truth
      July 22, 2013

      stfu!!! fool internet preacher

  8. Humti Dumti
    July 21, 2013

    I honestly think he was better off in jail cause is just a matter of time.Take it how allu want.Blue blue

    • sanscobin
      July 22, 2013

      Tell Them..

  9. Malgraysa
    July 21, 2013

    Does it really take more than a year in this little country of ours to decide whether or not to grant bail to an alleged killer in a murder case? What is so difficult in Dominica that much bigger countries find so much easier and quicker to deal with? I just don’t understand it.

  10. wdmass
    July 21, 2013

    u mean to tell me they give that bohhoooe bail after what he do. hmn papamet so dominica come there nuh.if I was him I go gwada and never come back. damn idiots in that system

  11. fredey
    July 21, 2013

    That judge not ready for dominica she should be sent back to guyana where she come from she just bailing muderers and giving them discounts we fed up with that is time she go

  12. hernika john baptist
    July 20, 2013

    Some of us just believe wi can just kill plp and get bail and be free on the streets doin our own ting.is so they kill my uncle in yampiece and d boy on the road.but that is y I will always sayin d bad man that tink they tackling one of my family members and tinkin they gettin away wit it they lie..I killin just like dem and when I finish I will go stock farm and serve my time ,get fat and eat tax payers money.is a habit dem murderers have den.just killin plp families and no justice bein served.I vex everytime I see a nxt murderer set free on bail

    • Justice and Truth
      July 22, 2013

      You will have reason to fear them and stay far away from them. If you see them coming, do not even look at them. If possible cross the street and go to the other side. If there is a shop near by go into it and pretend you are going to shop there and hope they do not follow you. Those people are a menace to society. Obviously, being near them, could put the fear in others.

  13. roger that
    July 20, 2013

    Prime Minister Skerrit I believe in you and support you! Let’s get Dominica back to law and order you can do it! We all believe in you. A bigger prison?

    • Da Real Trouble
      July 22, 2013

      bigger prison for what when everybody getting bail? well nt everybody just the murderers

  14. Discombobulated
    July 20, 2013

    But what is really happening in Dominica? What is happening here? Blatant murder, with intent to kill, and after being blatantly in the wrong, yet this moron gets bail? Next thing I know it could be me walking down the road and being shot. What is this in Dominica?

  15. Anonymous
    July 20, 2013

    Put behanzin there

  16. Anonymous
    July 20, 2013

    This g unit guada squad beef just got more interesting. Rip Tyron. Rip Hadderz.

  17. IamHis
    July 20, 2013

    I’m just sad. I have no words. Lord protect my family I pray….

  18. Roger that
    July 20, 2013

    Please when is this going to stop! Week in week out we are reading of the criminals getting bail all the time. This truly is very serious. If I were a lawyer I would be ashamed letting criminals out on the streets, standing up for these people who knowingly have committed and commit crimes! What a very bad way to make a living! You seriously should be ashamed of what is going on and what you all are creating!! The judges are as bad and corrupt!! Our beautiful Dominica could easily turn into Jamaica!! Dominica is a lawless country. Shame on all of you who work in our justice system. It should be called Unjustice system!

  19. O_O
    July 20, 2013

    Justice Bernie Stephenson.

  20. Dominican abroad
    July 20, 2013

    Dominicans need to protest.The people who are resposible are not reading your comments, I advice you guys to take the streets and demand a proper justice system. If any of you followed the Zimannam case, that day he shot Trayvon he was still a free man. What did we do? We demand that Zimannam get arrested. The only way they could hear us is by our protest. Don’t be afraid as citizens you have your rights and your voices should be heard.

  21. Justice and Truth
    July 20, 2013

    This gets me angry and I am shocked that a man who murdered last year is granted bail. What is going on in Dominica and in the Dominica Court System, this two-tier system.
    Why are you not hearing the case and while he was imprisoned? What is the hold up? There is a severe problem with this jurisdiction.
    Dominicans beware of that murderer, in cold blood.

  22. Unknown
    July 20, 2013

    D big boss most kill him I giveing him 5 weeks and he going missing wait and see

    • truth
      July 22, 2013

      big boss have his boss too learn that mind is not dem dat gone missing haha

  23. open mind
    July 19, 2013

    when the sky turns blue on them. then jugement would have been served. it coming soon to a theatre near you!hahaha :mrgreen:

  24. Anonymous
    July 19, 2013

    What does it say when a ppl gives an animal bail for murder and IT goes out kills AGAIN and IT is granted bail AGAIN.? Such

  25. Neutral
    July 19, 2013

    Who many murderers walking that streets of Dominica? I am getting scared to live in this place.

  26. pm
    July 19, 2013

    weh papa bon dieu. sick, old man al capone never get bail for five years until trial. what is wrong? bail denied at magistrate’s court, u get it high court. should’nt they be working in sync?

  27. Guombo
    July 19, 2013

    Crime Central – to be continued. Where are these young men getting all these guns? Is the government looking into that, or they just don’t care?

  28. cj
    July 19, 2013

    But but but best allu bail alcapone aswell that’s madness

  29. JACKSIS
    July 19, 2013

    yayyy he’s outttt.,… yall haterzzzz .. we ain careeeeeee ..

    • Justice
      July 19, 2013

      @jacksis. candles and prayers will follow him. Dont believe they will always go free. time will tell.After laugh is cry. :lol:

      • JACKSIS
        July 20, 2013

        who says im laughing at the situation? im laughing at people like you that run to assume, he is out now n im happy.. can u blame me…. noppeeee u can not. get to know the story n then judge. murder is wrong in n e circumstance….bt if it was ur bro u thought who died wudnt u go crazy? lol its funny how u people sit and say such comments… :lol: it is trust me… n as u say candle n prayers will follow him…. bt who says it’ll be agaisnt him? pffft there is two sides to a story n u only see one…. as u say time will telll… bt nt on his side only.. onnn everyyyone sideeee… so dont comment to me like u some saint… cus if u were in his circumstance that nite u maybe wud have done the same ting…

    • a man
      July 20, 2013

      him release to die too man… doe forget de man hav nuff family and friend da tink jus like ur bro.. so tink is a game takin a man life… wat make him decide to break de first commandment

    • Distured
      July 21, 2013

      If he is free… it means he not safe.

      Use your head in a way that it doesn’t accumulate air!

  30. William
    July 19, 2013

    Don’t worry now things going to happen

  31. Anonymous
    July 19, 2013

    Madness, pure madness. This lady was in Anguilla as a senior magistrate. And was doing the same thing.smh

  32. MET YO
    July 19, 2013

    According to Rah…More Times Still…

    my view?…well the man get bail..if is that is that

  33. Awa
    July 19, 2013

    Now that is some crazy lmao.. Dominica DEAD!!!

  34. Abroad
    July 19, 2013

    Mr. Prime Minister, are you paying attention?? You are in a position where you have the power to change the loose laws of our land. MURDER and gets bail??? Are you going to work with other law make the necessary changes. When are we going to see the changes where young adults can’t consume drugs and alcohol, when is there going to be change where every entertainment facility has appropriate security, and are held accountable for any incident that occur on their premises by a weapon. When will the law be passed that only officers can have a gone, and anyone like business owners needs licences, we should stop giving bail to the morons that take the law in their own hands, they should never me in the possession of guns. NEVER change the damn laws DA is a joke

    • chuppes
      July 21, 2013

      u that person dat abroad dere, stay oversea and hush your mouth, is dominica the only place where people get bail on a murder charge? chuppesss

  35. Rastafari
    July 19, 2013

    You folks should understand that the current Babylon system does not function properly with murderers locked up. If they are all locked up, there will be no jobs for the judges, lawyers, police, undertakers, casket makers and the scribes. The murderers are let loose to strike fear in the hearts and minds of the communities, creating an atmosphere of despair, repugnance, abhorrence and disgust. This is part of a bigger picture in how the global society works and I’m surprise that Dominicans are shocked at the continuance of this barbaric behavior. This is happening ALL over; this is a global take over people, not just a random act by a wretched soul who has been poisoned by a civilization that pledges to save us all and take us to heaven when we die…open your third eye and see!

    • Anonymous
      July 21, 2013

      best comment i ever read on dno.

  36. no wes pay e may
    July 19, 2013

    only by Justice Stephenson he can get bail. Justice Cottle would leave him where he belong.

    • cwa pollard
      July 21, 2013

      half a dozen and six

  37. Jack
    July 19, 2013

    d justice going with d flow of dlp ” next level”
    vybz

  38. awa
    July 19, 2013

    Nooooooo man. awa wii, I give up. Dominica has NO justice system. You mean to tell me they giving bail for a crime of that magnitude? That is almost like saying “he may not be guilty”. Nooooo man allu. If is the government that have the law system slack soo, KICK THEM OUT! I dunno who have it slack so but it need to fix. That is a shame now. awa wii… hmmmm :cry:

  39. dwn founded
    July 19, 2013

    this is sad eh… i cannot believe the way the justice system running in dominica… drug dealers r pressed and murderers gets to go krazy kokonuts and cause mre havoc in triple k jam..smfh

  40. not right
    July 19, 2013

    Let me comment on the photo provided…… This is not the position in which one administers first help. This alone can cause death

  41. yep
    July 19, 2013

    This boy is just bad. Lock him up and burn the key.

  42. DieHardBlue
    July 19, 2013

    that is so unfair dumbinica is the worst country i’ve ever came across stupesssssss.you kill then you’re on bail,you’re caught with drugs and you can’t get bail smfh poor my sweet country Dominica eh…………the drugs is an income for people to better theirselves the law have a problem with it but they don’t have a problem with murder f**** me

  43. Really!
    July 19, 2013

    an accused murdered gets bail!!! Only in Dominica. I mean if you are on trial for murder isnt that person more likely to try to dissapear. I dont get why they are allowed bail but I guess in dominica even if he gets convicted he will get 18yrs max and be out in 9.

    • i in that
      July 19, 2013

      man get arrested for a little weed jail no bail but kill and out they go bail life in da :twisted:

  44. July 19, 2013

    who brought d gun to d party??????????

  45. mmmm
    July 19, 2013

    if you have a gun…illegally thats already a problem, someone stabbing your brother of course you would want to help him…that does not mean killing someone…pull the gun out to scare him, get your friends to help you pull the person off your brother…all you ppl talking about somebody killing your brother in front you and what you would do…use the gun as a scare factor, jump the person and try to stop them..you shooting shoot him in his foot…you would have still gotten jail time but the other man would still have his life…to you your brother’s life was more valuable than his..to his siblings his life was more valuable than your brothers’..to God all of us life is of equivalent value.

  46. Me
    July 19, 2013

    This animal should not have a gun to begin with,,Bail? really? senjoe man they wanted to press…

    • Anonymous
      July 19, 2013

      Animal indeed… ANIMAL…but doh dig..see how his own brother go jail for killing his brother… Just wait…

  47. Toma
    July 19, 2013

    I say people should take matters into their hands, don’t expect the law to be on your side. take him out now that he is outside

  48. oh no no no
    July 19, 2013

    I’m very surprised at the number of comments from dominicans who are now saying that if it was their brother they would have done the same.if my memory serves me right i could swear that most of us dominicans saw the live footage of exactly what happened.and i saw that the deceased was attacked by the brothers in question while trying to flee the club to avoid a problem.please correct me if im wrong.

    • Anonymous
      July 19, 2013

      You r right. But dominica is a lawless country… So what u expect

    • wow
      July 20, 2013

      you are right. its like Dominicans forget how the fight started and how it ended. it was all caught on tape and some of it was shown on news. We are very wicked in this country. Talking like his brother was attacked and he came to rescue his brother.

  49. Serving the Public!!
    July 19, 2013

    Go ahead!! Let him go to kill again.

    • mi na like
      July 19, 2013

      stupes who say his gonna jus stay sooo an kill if a man look him problem i expect him to defend his self

  50. mi na like
    July 19, 2013

    who say is them who started the fight its bigger than u no

  51. Richy
    July 19, 2013

    People saying he killed the boy to defend his brother. Ok fine…if my brother was getting stabbed id probably do the same. But if the fella on the ground i not going an walk up to him an shoot him point blank

    • mi na like
      July 19, 2013

      if u belive ur bro is dead u would do without thinkin in the heat of the moment

      • wow
        July 20, 2013

        I am sure you saw the footage too of how the actual fight started

  52. Richy
    July 19, 2013

    Kill a man…out on bail

  53. July 19, 2013

    DOMINICA u cannot be serious . u have live evidence of d man shooting the man n he gettin bail just so ..thats qa load of bull. what ever happenned that night happened but no ones life had to be taken . this man was not GOD to take someones life regardless the problem. U was a man to shoot him u should Be a man to take d consequences n sit in jail . Dat bail baggiii is ness

  54. blue 4 life
    July 19, 2013

    more blue . harderz not forgotten. rip homie.

  55. let them talk
    July 19, 2013

    i wonder whats worst selling drugs or murder.you get bail for murder and remanded for drugs.

  56. Sanscobin
    July 19, 2013

    More Time Man.. More Time

  57. no trouble
    July 19, 2013

    this man is already on bail for Murder, he kills again and he’s granted bail on another murder charge. so right now he’s on bail for two murder charges for two separate individuals.

    • Anonymous
      July 21, 2013

      it was not him that was already on bail for murder. it was his brother you idiot. get your facts straight.

  58. big mike
    July 19, 2013

    the one who got shot and died hav love ones too for all who talking about brother and love ones remember every body hav family so when they get whats coming to them i hope y’all dont sing a different tune and say alas!!!!

  59. missmostDominican
    July 19, 2013

    our society have been reduce to “i will kill some one for blood” and “Look out for them haters” funny enough these ppl that would kill for u cannot tell u that they love you or give u hug……smh…..but u can show someone u love them by performing acts of violence, and more ppl showing u they love u by cheering u on. am i the only person seeing something wrong here. sad eh.

  60. Blue
    July 19, 2013

    and all those dat happy, i hope allu wud want justice if it was allu family dat was killed like dat eh..

  61. Blue
    July 19, 2013

    tings i wud say on dat wud jus get me more pissed dan i am..dis country is jus sickkkkkkkkkk….

  62. truth
    July 19, 2013

    there are always two sides to a story let god bve the judge

  63. Anonymous
    July 19, 2013

    Well we see it happen time and time again the alleged murderer gets bail and next thing we hear is that they themselves become a murder victim. The alleged murderers are safer in jail awaiting their trial, we just need to expedite the hearings.

  64. Boom
    July 19, 2013

    Violence is not d answa but dr is no way I can pull up dr an watch u stab my broda..u must b crazy..I die na!!!

  65. HYPE
    July 19, 2013

    Well, if my memory serves me right, this is the major thing which contributed to the high crime rate in Jamaica. People charged for murder were being bailed when the law had clearly stated that there should be no bail given to persons accused for Murder. Let’s just see how this, the same thing, will affect Dominica.

    • Pass by
      July 19, 2013

      which law says that? Where you read that law? I have not seen that written in any law book.

  66. Da
    July 19, 2013

    The way things work in Dominican is that the lawyers all meet in St.Aroma and discuss cases they have coming up with the Magistrates and Justices.
    Money does exchange hand and then all of a suden you seeing the peole who comited the worse crimes walking out off.
    So now I have told the other half of how it works.

  67. whatthe
    July 19, 2013

    so they can pay 100k plus to release him and they cannot pay all the people they owe little money

    • concern
      July 19, 2013

      they did not pay money to bail him. bail is not bout money its about what you have worth the about of money. like land papers your house etc….ok

      • concern
        July 19, 2013

        not about amount lol

    • Writer anonymous
      July 19, 2013

      To the jack tlkn about money he is pain ppl, u dnt neccessarily hv to have cash in hand to stand as surety for someone.. U can declare ur assets.. N e ways, I’m nt for violence, bt for all those tlkn, tell me that if ur sibling was being murdered infront of u, u wud mt retaliate?? He went about it the wrong way bt nonetheless.. #justmyview.. Praying for both families during this difficult time.. Let the almighty father pass judgement.. We are all on earth for a time.. Ev’ry one has to account for their own sins.. No sin is greater than another.. All hell is hell.. All sin is sin… Let he who is without sin, cast the first stone

      • Writer anonymous
        July 19, 2013

        Owing*

    • comment
      July 19, 2013

      I’m just curious how its possible to find 100k? I mean its 30k USD and its hard just to get in some days…I mean can somebody explain how this thing works in Dominica?

      • Sit Down
        July 19, 2013

        Comment what ignorant question is that. People in Dominica have land and house worth more than that? It’s the value dum dum, plus the man father have money,find out before you talk. Not condoning the action but that is just a bs point. Nobody fault you brokes!

  68. DD
    July 19, 2013

    SMH!!!!!

  69. Boom
    July 19, 2013

    Violence is not d answa but there is no way I goin to pul up dr an see sumbody stabbin my broda an doe do nothin..it impossible!!!

  70. D/can abroad
    July 19, 2013

    WOW! another Zimmerman story

    • trolol
      July 19, 2013

      Yea, I heard soon whites will commit mass genocide on all you illegal immigrants up there. Keep fleeing from your country still.

      • Marlpardee
        July 19, 2013

        Hahaha this is funny

      • Da Real Trouble
        July 22, 2013

        8-O 8-O 8-O 8-O Nice one hahaha

  71. pinky
    July 19, 2013

    :-D im soo happy u got bail sooo u can see ur bro i no he missed u alot……… 8) jus be careful cuz u no them haterz will be watchin u. much love :wink:

    • pinky sick
      July 19, 2013

      ahh ahhh aaahhhhhh…ma gwa sa

    • pinky
      July 20, 2013

      all of all u can disagree wit me being happy tha his out but his out any ways to spend a lil time wit his family his not a monstar…………;love u jack

  72. W>>>T>>>F>>>.to dat
    July 19, 2013

    YES IIIIIII DOMINICA!SHMFH

  73. Justice
    July 19, 2013

    Wow!!!!!!! Another man walks away for killing another what is this world coming to? Are you saying its ok to kill in Dominica now and be out on bail? Smh ….But I’m sure the man above has a special place for the killer………

    • pinky
      July 19, 2013

      we all who kill 4 our love ones

    • pinky
      July 19, 2013

      would* sorry

    • Stuppeesss
      July 19, 2013

      He being on bail don’t mean that he is walking away. Smh

    • trust
      July 19, 2013

      did they say the man went free?? read and understand he was bailed…smh allu too quick to runn allu mouths smtimes stupes…n who wuldnt do wat they can to defend their loved ones..put allu self in ppls shoes b4 allu go and judge others

  74. July 19, 2013

    Question: if you see a man stabbing your brother and you had a gun would you allow him to continue stabbing your brother to death or use lethal force to stop him? I know if I saw a fella stabbing any of my brothers I am blowing him away like Charles Bronson or Clint Eastwood! Boom!

    • pinky
      July 19, 2013

      papa met u are sooo right……….even a pastor would kill to save his bro an den ask God to forgive him for taking a life.it was out of love for his bro i respect jack :wink:

    • Law
      July 19, 2013

      I hate to agree with you but that is a tuff position to be in

    • July 19, 2013

      Ok, but going to a party with a gun, means you are out for trouble :wink:

      • jacky
        July 19, 2013

        it dont have to be out for trouble……..i could mean to save a nigga life like how he used it to save his bro life if he didnt have it jus think of wat would happen sooo

    • Anonymous
      July 19, 2013

      But as if I heard that the one who was shot was not the one involved in the trouble……..

      • jacky
        July 19, 2013

        the one who got shot was indeed involved in the trouble.

      • Unknown
        July 20, 2013

        People just like to say wat d he’ll they want

    • big mike
      July 19, 2013

      bro who started it? so it ok for you and ur brother to start a fight then when it turn on one of allu kill a man!! one day it will come to ur door step i hope you see it the same way when it happens

    • Frustrated
      July 19, 2013

      An individual should not go to an outing with a gun in the first place. I’m sure others would of assisted in stopping the fight as long as the gun was not involved.

    • Da Real Trouble
      July 22, 2013

      I have no problem with what you saying, that is a good angle, that brotherly love but the only thing is once you kill who stabbing your brother infront everybody you should not get BAIL 8-O 8-O

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