Thomas and Albert plead not guilty to murder charges

Marvin Marlon and Samron Thomas after court in 2020.

Twenty-three-year-old Samron Thomas of Montin, Grandbay, and Marvin Marlon Albert of Grand Coulibri both pleaded not guilty to the murder of Damien Eunice at Laudat on June 27, 2020.

The two accused appeared before High Court Judge, His Lordship Colin Williams on Monday, April 15, 2024.

The deceased body of Damien Ernest was discovered by police at about 11:00 am on Saturday, June 27, 2020, near the Boeri Lake lying face down with multiple gunshot wounds.

At the High Court, Albert was unrepresented as the attorney whom he told the court he had engaged, did not show up. The accused and his guardian were guided by His Lordship Williams on the necessary procedures for securing legal representation.

Thomas and Albert will remain on remand at the Dominica State Prison.

Thomas is represented by Attorney Wayne Norde while Peter Alleyne of the Legal Aid Clinic has offered to provide representation for Albert.

The matter will come up for case management at the High Court on Thursday April 18.

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  1. Ibo France
    April 15, 2024

    Two observations here. Why are so many young men are falling afoul of the law? It’s alarming. Crime is always prevalent wherever there is a high level of joblessness. Poverty, idleness and crime are identical triplets.

    My second observation is this. The long delays before cases be tried are an affront to justice. Delayed justice is injustice. The trillions of problems in the local justice system is mind-bogglingly perplexing.

    • if we knew better
      April 17, 2024

      1 reason e because society has forgotten about our young men. Everythingis for women these days. Look Melissa Skerrit and have another womens symposium long womens day. For the young men in her community what is there? Nasty business alone? everything is for woman. including those office jobs in the financial center and ministry.

      In their defence if they dont have gun or finger prints or witness they might go free.

  2. Hmmmmmmmm
    April 15, 2024

    Not guilty? Innocent until proven guilty? Which one? While on bail, which one allegedly committed another murder?
    This Dominica is nothing easy.

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