Three murder cases in January Criminal Assizes

High Court of Justice on the Dame Eugenia Charles Boulevard

Three murder cases are on the Cause List for the January Criminal Assizes which gets under way today (Tuesday) at the High Court in Roseau.

There are 31 matters on the list to be dealt with by the court.

The three murders cases on the list include those against Shane Degallerie, Clement Labassaire and Edward “Alcapone” Green who is charged with the gruesome murder of Damian Dorival.

Degallerie has been charged for murdering Justin Joseph of Fond Cole on April 23, 2010.

Another top matter on the list is that of Webster Edmund of Layou.

Edmund, who is accused of kidnapping and holding a teenage girl from that community hostage for 40 days, faces charges of kidnapping, abduction, indecent assault, unlawful sexual intercourse, possession of ammunition with intent to endanger life and possession of firearm to endanger life.

The list also contains 9 cases of unlawful sexual contacts as well as wounding/grievous bodily harm matters.

Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP), Gene Pestaina, along with State attorneys Clement Joseph and Arthlyn Nesty, will prosecute on behalf of the State.

Justice Bernie Stephenson and Brian Cottle are the local Judges for the matters.

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  1. Anonymous
    March 31, 2014

    al capone should get a life in prison. wat is wrong with them magistrate.

  2. law officer
    January 17, 2013

    No sin is greater than the other so don’t judge, putting someone away for life dnt make em a coward keep in mind not all who commit a murder are murderers and people do change an do seek forgineness and also change their life around, jail time is no ez time if you ask a convicted murderer if he had one wish what would he wish for, I know it would onli be to see himself before the bars not after it, so dnt judge especially when we live in police state where you get most jail time for small affairs and all big affairs onli remanded time is due

  3. Peter Parker
    January 16, 2013

    My cousin was murdered in November of 2008, the accused was released on bail, but on “house arrest” but would see him all over the place. Up until he went back to prison for battery recently of a passer by on the road where he lived….. i really do assume it’s a “who you know” system we live under in Dominica, or atleast, “who you know better” ……….. this november will mark 5 years, still waiting for the case to be heard.

  4. bee
    January 15, 2013

    Don’t be surprise all of them might be back on the street.

  5. Tim
    January 15, 2013

    What, there’s no fine for murder?

  6. commentator
    January 15, 2013

    Yes. This will bring to us the question of what to do with the criminally insane. Al Capone should have been charged with manslaughter and not murder. Even if he loses he will get commuted to manslaughter on grounds of diminished responsibility. Why is the DPP wasting public money instead of asking for a plea bargain? What the hell alyou going to do with Al Capone?

  7. toma
    January 15, 2013

    Hang all of them,these judges are too soft always giving in to those defense lawyers

  8. grell
    January 15, 2013

    hope all these scums are sentenced to life.bunch of cowards.

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