Savanne Paille man rearrested on murder charge

Trevor Abraham (left) with his attorney Wayne Norde after he was freed earlier this year

Two months after he was set free on a charge of murder Trevor Abraham was today (Thursday) rearrested and appeared before a magistrate on the same charge in relation to the same case.

Abraham of Savanne Paille was accused of murdering Hubert Wright, 53, of Grand Bay in 2016 but was freed for want of prosecution in March 2018.

However, enough grounds were found for his rearrest and he appeared in court where the charge of murder was read to him.

The matter goes back to November 8, 2016 when Wright’s partly decomposing body was found in a shallow grave in Savanne Paille

It appeared numerous times before the court but prosecutors asked several times for adjournments, saying they were waiting for forensic evidence from Jamaica.

In February a final adjournment date was given for March 1 but the prosecution was unable to provide the evidence from Jamaica on that date.

Back then, Magistrate Ally Gill slammed the prosecution, saying if another adjournment was given; it would clearly be “an abuse of process.”

Abraham’s attorney, Wayne Norde told the court that there has been no disclosure and no witnesses had presented themselves in the matter.

He asked the court to dismiss the case since the prosecution had breached several of the court’s orders.

Following his rearrest, Abraham is now on remand at the Stock Farm Prison.

The matter was adjourned to July 12, 2018.

Norde continues to represent him in the case.

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  1. May 11, 2018

    It is not dbl. jep. until the case has been called and the person was not found guilty, and after that it is dbl jep. do your home work [ shade tree lawyer]

  2. jack
    May 11, 2018

    Double jeopardy means that a person cannot be charged twice for the same charge, such as murder. For example if a jury find the defendant not guilty on a charge of murder, the court cannot charge the defendant with the same crime. However, this element of charges still applied in our court system. I think what’s happening to the DPP and the court is a miss communication process that need to look at closely, so that the victim and family can get justice. In this case the DPP should informed the court on time the difficulties they are having to locate their witness ; or any other problem with the collection of the evidence need for the case. Since he s rearrested the DPP should at this time well prepared to present their case to the court and win. I think they should wait on me to review the evidence for them before they present their case to court, because I already have an idea what is going to happen.

  3. Papa Dom
    May 11, 2018

    Double jeopardy was brought in by freedom party to jail PJ

  4. Ibo France
    May 10, 2018

    When a man commits murder and get away with it he is most likely to kill again. He was freed the first time around because of prosecutorial ineptitude. This time,, put him before a jury of his peers and let the chips fall where they may. The DPP office needs a colossal overhaul. Too many suspects are on remand for much too long. This is unfair to both the accused and the victim. Every system in Dominica is malfunctioning, the Justice System, Electoral System, Healthcare System, Economic System, Garbage Collection System. Do you get the picture? There is a chronic systemic problem. Every system in Dominica gives one cause for grave concern. The government is an abysmal failure. Voting this clueless regime back in government can be equated to committing suicide.

  5. Yes I
    May 10, 2018

    Well caught Mr. My boy! Like old people used to say.

  6. Bush man
    May 10, 2018

    why is the heading Savanne Paille Man if the man spent all his life in America, acquired his habits there and come and give our village bad name.

  7. Brownpie
    May 10, 2018

    Is’nt that double jeopardy or abuse of process?

    • Irma
      May 10, 2018

      You watching too much Law and Order SVU: the case has not been tried. It’s only the charge that was read to him.

    • Da Girl
      May 10, 2018

      Yes it is double jeopardy. Unless if new evidence arises which was not previously presented to the court….I think…any legal minds on here?

    • concern child
      May 10, 2018

      Double jeopardy has been out of British courts since 2005.


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